We will remember them – appeal for relatives to get in touch
During the First World War, TSC lost 13 colleagues on the battlefields of France and Belgium, and a further 56 colleagues lost their lives in WWII. 8 of these were civilians who died as a result of enemy action and 48 were killed whilst on active military service around the world. Recent research has adjusted this number up from the 52 previously identified.
We’ve been granted planning permission to erect a memorial tablet in Guildhall Square, Portsmouth in memory of all these colleagues. We’re working with Portsmouth City Council, the Royal British Legion and other organisations to erect the memorial and hold a dedication service in 2016. The target date being Saturday 10th September 2016 (subject to confirmation).
TSC Colleague Gareth Lewis, who has been researching the stories surrounding each fallen colleague, is appealing to their relatives to get in touch in order to share his findings and to hopefully learn more from the families. We’d also like to invite relatives to join us at the dedication service.
Names and brief details of our colleagues who lost their lives in WWI and WWII are listed here. If you believe one of them could be your relative, please contact our Membership Support team; 0800 65 20 124, firstname.lastname@example.org and Gareth will be back in touch with you. Alternatively, write to Gareth Lewis, The Southern Co-operative, 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth PO6 3FE.