Name added a century on

Remembvered at last:  Peter Lomas the stonemason from Chapel-en-le Frith and William Kidd, from Harpur Hill, the nephew of  811456 Pte  William Kidd, 138th Edmonton,Alberta Canadian Infantry Battalion. Photo contributed.
Remembvered at last: Peter Lomas the stonemason from Chapel-en-le Frith and William Kidd, from Harpur Hill, the nephew of 811456 Pte William Kidd, 138th Edmonton,Alberta Canadian Infantry Battalion. Photo contributed.

A local man’s name has been added to Longnor War Memorial – nearly a century after he was killed in the First World War.

Keith Holford, of Chinley, bought a postcard of an un-named war memorial with a Buxton photographer’s imprint.

Tracking it down as Longnor War Memorial, he then uncovered another mystery – a mention on a memorial in the village graveyard of a local man killed in action while serving in the Canadian Infantry, Private William Kidd, of Wigginstall.

Mr Holford has now successfully campaigned to have Pte Kidd’s name added to the Longnor memorial in time for this weekend’s Remembrance Day service.