FREE tours to discover the stories of fallen war heroes in St Helens is taking place from tomorrow.

War Graves Week, an initiative organised by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is aimed at encouraging people from the community to come together and discover the world war heritage in their area.

The week offers locals the chance to delve into the history of those commemorated by the CWGC in St Helens and learn about the work of the organisation to keep the memories of fallen heroes alive.

St Helens Cemetery is the final resting place of hundreds of local and other Commonwealth casualties of both world wars.

Claire Horton, director general of the CWGC, said: "Behind every name on a war grave or memorial in St Helens is a human story waiting to be discovered and War Graves Week is the perfect opportunity to do just that.

"As world leaders in commemoration, our mission is to ensure those who died in service, or as a result of conflict, are commemorated so that they, and the human cost of war, are remembered forever."

The free guided tours will take place at St Helens Cemetery tomorrow, May 21, and Wednesday, May 24 at 11am.

Tours will be led by Marlene Downey, who is a volunteer for the CWGC.

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