‘War dead should get home they deserve’

13/12/2011'Nicholas Birnie in Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted, near the grave of Horace Smith-Dorrien.

13/12/2011'Nicholas Birnie in Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted, near the grave of Horace Smith-Dorrien.

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CAMPAIGNERS are calling for a neglected cemetery to be cleaned up to preserve the memory of the war heroes buried there.

A charity will be set up to raise the tens of thousands of pounds worth of improvements needed at the Rectory Lane cemetery in Berkhamsted.

Historian Nicholas Birnie, 60, from Westfield Road, Northchurch, said: “A lot of the Rectory Lane cemetery graves – particularly its war graves – are getting very overgrown and neglected.”

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