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Memorial bench in Cwmbran to remember Private James Prosser


Private James Prosser

Private James Prosser

A memorial bench has been placed at Cwmbran boating lake to remember Private James Prosser. Private Prosser, from Coed Eva, was killed in 2009 in Afghanistan.

The bench was bought with money raised at a fun day at the White Hut in July. Local councillor Fiona Cross and her ten-year-old son Dylan invited people to play a treasure hunt by picking out a number on a large chart.

The bench at Cwmbran Boating Lake

The bench at Cwmbran Boating Lake

 

Private Prosser's mum Sarah Adams said: “I would just like to thank Fiona Cross for organising the fundraising and sorting this lovely memorial plaque for James. Thank you to all that have kindly donated. It really does mean so much to me.

“I miss James every second of every day and wish he could be here making memories like any other young man would be but sadly that is not to be. He died doing a job he loved for our country and for a country he believed needed help to change.

“It helps to know that people care enough to remember what our precious heroes have given up for us all.

“It is a beautiful happy place to sit and remember a beautiful boy who grew up before my eyes into a handsome, honourable young man who I'm so very proud to call my son, who I love with all my heart.

“Please never forget our heroes.”

Fiona said: “This will be a special place for those who knew him and those that didn't to remember or learn his story. It is a lasting memorial to James and his sacrifice.”

In loving memory of our hero James Prosser

14th April 1988- 27th Sept 2009

Gone but not forgotten

The plaque on the bench

The plaque on the bench

 

The bench is in a lovely spot at Cwmbran Boating Lake

The bench is in a lovely spot at Cwmbran Boating Lake

The bench was put in place yesterday.

 

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About Ben Black

I write the blog Cwmbran Life http://www.cwmbranlife.co.uk and the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CwmbranLife

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