Two more Barking and Dagenham streets to be named after fallen soldiers
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Two new streets will be named after fallen soldiers “to remind future generations of their sacrifice” as part of a national day of celebration for the armed forces.
Cpl Alex Guy, of the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, and Luke Allsopp, a bomb disposal expert with 33 Engineer Regiment, will have new developments being built in Barking and Dagenham named after them.
The announcement comes as part of the celebrations for Armed Forces Day which takes place on Saturday, June 29.
A third street will be named after Second World War volunteer Samuel Ferguson who showed remarkable bravery in entering a collapsing bomb site to help a woman injured following a heavy bomb attack on the Barking area on October 17, 1940.
A council spokesman said: “The Council decided to name the streets in their honour to remind future generations of their sacrifice.”
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Council leader and cabinet member for armed forces Liam Smith said: “We are extremely proud to be able to name streets after these brave men who died serving their country and protecting their comrades.
“They are true heroes and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
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Cpl Guy was killed in an ambush in the Helmand province of Afghanistan in June 2012. Alex Guy Gardens will be at the site of the former Wood Lane Sports Centre, Dagenham, and will comprise 27 properties to be completed in March next year.
Sapper Allsopp was killed near Basra, Iraq, in March 2003. Luke Square, at the former Lawns residential care home, Dagenham, will have 12 bungalows built on the site expected to be completed in February next year.
A visit will be made to the site of Alex Guy Gardens on Monday, June 24, following a 10am flag ceremony at Dagenham Civic Centre attended by the Royal Anglian regiment.
There are currently two streets in the borough named after fallen soldiers Martin Kingett and Tony Rawson.