Tommy silhouette to remember First World War sacrifice

Tommy silhouette to remember First World War sacrifice

A Tommy silhouette has been installed in Daventry to serve as a poignant reminder of those who fell during the First World War.

The 6ft aluminium figure stands next to the town's War Memorial, off Abbey Street, to mark the centenary of the historic Armistice of 11 November 1918, which ended four years of fighting.

Produced as part of the national There But Not There commemorative campaign, the silhouettes have been installed up and down the country.

Daventry's Tommy was bought by Daventry District Council and installed at the war memorial in partnership with Daventry Town Council.

It is one of a number of initiatives the councils are working with partners on in the run-up to the centenary of the end of the war. People can find out more about the various projects at www.daventrydc.gov.uk/firstworldwarcentenary

Councillor Alan Hills, Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Leisure on Daventry District Council, said: "The Tommy silhouette is a poignant and haunting reminder of the sacrifice that so many people made during the War, and we are very proud to commemorate that sacrifice in this way."

Deputy Mayor of Daventry, Councillor Mike Arnold, added, "Choosing to place the Tommy silhouette at the war memorial means that it can be enjoyed by everyone who comes into the town."

Posted: Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:20 by Amy Simpson

Tags: Community, Daventry, Town Centre, Councillors