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Commemmoration of Executed Murderers - Removal of Names from CWGC Memorial

Submitted on Thursday 8th December 2011

Published on Monday 23rd January 2012

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Signatures: 140

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Commemmoration of Executed Murderers - Removal of Names from CWGC Memorial

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At Brookwood Military Cemetery stands a memorial for those World War Two Army personnel "..whom the fortune of war denied a known and honoured grave." On the monument is the inscription "Their Name Liveth For Evermore".

This memorial has the names of at least eighteen convicted and executed murderers (including one double child killer) and the name of one executed spy. They have "no known or honoured grave" because they are buried in British prisons and the War Office seemingly forgot or failed to give them a dishonourable discharge the day before execution as was the case with RAF or RN murderers.

The continuation of their remembrance in this manner is an insult to those who died honourably and to the families of their victims.

The Government are asked to have these names struck out.


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