History researcher gets grant for book

3214668703 Paul Jackson 05.08.14 Pershore - Trudy Burge who discovered a family member, her father's uncle, Pte James Samuel Annis, who died in WW1. (8973349)

3214668703 Paul Jackson 05.08.14 Pershore - Trudy Burge who discovered a family member, her father's uncle, Pte James Samuel Annis, who died in WW1. (8973349)

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A PERSHORE woman who has dedicated her time to compiling the story behind the 101 men from the town who lost their lives in the First World War will be able to put her research into print.

Trudy Burge has worked hard to put her research on the brave men online but now Wychavon District Council have awarded her, via the Royal Naval Association Branch, £250 towards the costs of getting the WW1 Pershore Centenary book published.

She said: "Obviously I am absolutely thrilled to receive this reward which will help enormously for the initial outlay as I've no idea how much the printing costs will be.

"The book will be published by Pershore and District Royal Naval Association because my work is forming part of the Branch's Centenary Commemorations.

"It will be on sale to the general public hopefully in time for November but I've no idea of the costs yet until I've taken it to the printers."

Mrs Burge was inspired to delve into the history of the servicemen after discovering her own great uncle died in the conflict.

The work can currently be viewed online at pershoreww1.webs.com.

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