Former residents provide road name inspiration

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TWO well known Pershore men will be honoured as new roads in the town are to be named after them.

Former Pershore town councillor Dave Shaw and Claude Choules, who lived to be the world's oldest World War One veteran, were the inspiration behind the two new road names at a recent meeting.

Cllr Val Wood suggested Claude Choules Close as the title for one road on the Allesborough Farm development.

She said the frontline veteran was born in Bridge Street in Pershore and went on to be the oldest surviving veteran from the First World War.

He was buried with military honours in Fremantle, Australia, where he emigrated to, at the age of 110 in May 2011.

The veteran, who served with the Royal Navy and Australian Royal Navy, was also the last living veteran to have fought in both the First and Second World War.

He was a sailor in the Great War and demolitions officer in Australia in the Second World War.

The second road in the new development on the Farleigh Road garage court site is to be named after former town councillor Dave Shaw.

Cllr Tony Rowley suggested the Pershore stalwart, who died suddenly in January 2013 aged 64.

The road, which is close to where Cllr Shaw lived, will be called Shaw Close.

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