01 Oct A kind-hearted volunteer has lovingly restored a war memorial along Clacton seafront
A kind-hearted volunteer has lovingly restored a war memorial along Clacton seafront.
John Clements cleaned and re-painted the Burma Star memorial stone, which can be found in the Sunken Rose Garden in Clacton seafront gardens.
The state of the memorial was mentioned to him by Dave Clarke, a friend from the Comrades Club, in Clacton, who is a former soldier – and John went down to see if it was something he could restore.
The Burma Star Memorial in Clacton before it was restored
John was given permission from the Burma Star Association to carry out the work, as there is no active branch of the group in the Clacton area any more.
Tendring District Council, as custodians of the Sunken Rose Garden, also supported the project.
The memorial is dedicated to those who lost their lives during the Second World War while fighting in the Far East, liberating Burma – now Myanmar – from Japanese occupation.