FRIENDS of the Wembdon Road Cemetery held a ceremony to rededicate the memorial of a famous local man.

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 rededication was performed in the presence of the Mayor of Bridgwater, Cllr Alex Glassford.

In 1915, Thomas he gave an interview to the Bridgwater Mercury.

Chairman of the Friends, Dr Miles Kerr-Peterson, said: "I think it is important to remember Thomas Foster Barham when we think of the First World War.

"Every member of society was part of the war, every individual in Europe was involved in some way.

"Foster-Barham is worth remembering because, despite being retired and an old chap at this point, he stepped forward to serve, he helped-out, he served his country, his community and his home in the best way he could."