The hidden history of those shot at dawn

The BBC has done a follow up to the story of Private Joseph Bateman, whose name was added to his local memorial in Wordsley, nearly ninety years after he was shot by a firing squad for desertion.  Recently the historian who campaigned for Bateman’s name to be added to the memorial met up with the soldier’s granddaughter.

Read the full story from BBC news

Read our original post

What do you think – should those who were executed for desertion or cowardice be added to existing war memorials?

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