Family attend service as WWI soldier’s grave restored

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When historians uncovered the overgrown and crumbling grave of fallen soldier Private Percy Titley in a Shropshire cemetery, a campaign started to restore the headstone.

Around 35 people, including family members, attended a ‘moving’ service at Shrewsbury cemetery after witnessing the unveiling of the new grave for the soldier, who served during World War One.

The soldier, from Castlefields, was with the Welsh Guards on the front line in France in 1917 before being sent home to Shrewsbury after contracting trench fever....

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