Keeping alive memories of our fallen heroes

Joe O'Raw

Joe O'Raw

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The lifelong mission which led to local historian Joe O’Raw being awarded the MBE began at New Stevenston War Memorial.

As a boy he would pass it every day and reflect on the deaths of men whose surnames matched those of his classmates at the village primary school.

He said: “As I grew older I became more and more determined to find out about as many of the Lanarkshire war dead as possible.”


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