John Caldwell has made this special WW1 centenary bench for his great uncle Edwin Cashmore who died, aged just 19, of his wounds at The Somme on the 4th October 1918. The memorial bench was unveiled at Remembrance Sunday on the 9th November 2014 at the Royal Leamington Spa war memorial. Eddie's name is inscribed on the war memorial. The WW1 centenary bench was appreciated by some other old soldiers who sat on it during the service. George Cashmore, Eddie's father was Mayor of Leamington Spa in 1918, the year Eddie died.
The plan is to take the bench to Brie, France and install it in the town he died.
The bench is featured in the Royal Leamington Spa Courier:click here to read the article