FRIENDS of the Wembdon Road Cemetery will be holding a ceremony to rededicate the memorial of a famous man from local history.

Colonel Thomas Foster Barham OBE, 1852 – 1927, was a respected solicitor in Victorian and Edwardian Bridgwater, who also served in the Somerset Volunteers and the Territorial Army.

This was a Home Guard service, and he was awarded an OBE in 1924.

On July 22 at 10:30am, the ceremony of re-dedication will be performed in the presence of the Mayor of Bridgwater, Cllr Alex Glassford and the Mayoress Cllr Liz Leavy.

There will be a short speech about Foster-Barham’s life, a blessing and then Lieutenant Colonel David Eliot MBE DL and the chairman of the Somerset Military Museum Trust will lay a wreath on behalf of the Rifles.

The memorial service will be half an hour in the cemetery, followed by refreshments in the Maltshovel Inn.

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