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In 1946 a further eight people from Darwen had lost their lives as a direct result of war service. Darwen men and women would continue to lose their lives as a result of the war, whether by accident, injuries sustained during the war or illness and disease contracted from across the world as a result of being on active service for some time to come. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission decided to put an official end date for the recognition of WW2 casualties at 31st December 1947. The Second World War Memorials produced for Schools, Workplaces, Social Groups and Churches can still be found in the town, but these do not record all of the people who lost their lives. A Roll of Honour for the town is being created by the Darwen Heritage Centre which will attempt to recognise the contribution made by all those people who have links to Darwen for the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW2. Whilst every care has been taken in this work to be accurate we do not wish to upset anyone who feels that their family member should be included. If, once prepared, you feel that there is someone from your family who should be included then please contact the Heritage Centre.

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