It is with great sadness we heard today of the passing of Richard Westhead. Richard was a true gentleman and earned the respect of everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was the inspiration for our Adopt a War Grave scheme and for many years, unknown to anyone except his family, he visited the cemetery on every Armistice Day and placed his own hand made crosses on the war graves of his fallen comrades. When FODC was formed we promised to carry on what he had begun and involve children in remembering his comrades sacrifice. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, and our thoughts go out to his family at this time.
The photograph is Richard being interviewed at the memorial unveiling 1st July 2018
FODC December 2019