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Plea for public to attend former soldier's funeral

Mon, 14 Dec 2015

Jim Burge
Jim Burge

People on the Island are being urged to turn out today to the funeral of a Second World War veteran and Japanese prisoner of war.

The Royal British Legion is hoping the public can help give 96-year old James Burge the 'send-off he deserves'.

Mr Burge lived at Sheen Valley Care Home - he'd either outlived or lost contact with his friends and family.

A service will take place at the Lawn Cemetery in Douglas at 11am.

Carl Underwood is the chairman of the RBL - he says it really is a time to reflect:

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