RE: CAPTAIN Frederick Charles Fidler.

On behalf of the family I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in ‘Project 215’ (See Advertiser, November 16, page 14 ‘‘Moving’ project hailed a success’) relating to the names of our brave soldiers whose names appear on the town’s war memorial who made the ultimate sacrifice on our behalf.

The family is now quite widespread with his granddaughter living in London, and myself, his grandson, living in Wallasey with our great-grandchildren and their families even further widespread.

One of the family was sent some pictures on social media of the silhouettes.

I was then able to obtain some pictures from friends who still reside in Andover together with various copies of the paper.

The pictures of the soldiers’ silhouettes lit up in the park were very thought provoking as well as those of the soldiers standing guard at each corner of the war memorial in the churchyard.

I do have a picture of my daughter (his great-granddaughter), when she was about seven, standing by the memorial under her great-grandfather’s name.

Please especially pass out thanks to Craig Fisher for all the work and research he must have had to put in to be able to bring the history of each of these soldiers to everybody — to show details of their short lives rather than just a name on the memorial.

I have been researching over a number of years about my grandfather’s life for future generations and your centenary pictures and articles will make a very apt closure, showing that he is remembered by his town, 103 years after he was killed in action.

Thank you again on behalf of Captain Fidler’s family for the work that has been undertaken.

David Fidler, Wallasey, Merseyside