Ockendon resident calls for fitting tribute for Pte. Howarth

AT the beginning of every Thurrock Council meeting, a list of those who fell, one hundreds years ago to the month, is read out.

This is done after a campaign involving South Ockendon resident and campaigner, Mr Peter Perrin.

A few months ago, Mr Perrin highlighted the tragic case of Pte Howarth, who left these shores to fight in the Great War and retuned a 5 stone shell of a man.

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Mr Perrin tracked down his grave in West Thurrock.

Mr Perrin attended Wednesday nights council meeting at Thurrock Council in order to implore the council to run a special ceremony for Pte Howarth when we mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

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