LETTER: Trees tribute to Jutland victims

I read with interest your article ‘Eastbourne war hero remembered 100 years later’ [Nostalgia, June 10] about Able Seaman James Haizelden who was killed at the Battle of Jutland.

It’s because of brave men like him – who laid down their lives defending their country – that the Woodland Trust, in association with the Royal Naval Association, is creating Jutland Wood, a living memorial to those who lost their lives.

The wood, part of our First World War Centenary Wood in Langley Vale, Surrey, will see a sapling planted for each of the 6,097 British lives lost in the battle as well as 14 semi-mature oaks to represent each of the ships sunk. We are asking people to get involved in this poignant tribute by dedicating a tree in memory of each of those brave men who never came home.

Find out more at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/jutland

Sharon Thomas

The Woodland Trust, Grantham, Lincolnshire

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