the last few years there has been a significant number of new memorials
erected on the Western Front. This has been as a result of the increasing
interest in the 'War to end all Wars' .
Some months ago it was suggested
by Dennis Otter that it would be timely to have a memorial to the men
from Burnley who never returned.
After some discussion it was decided that a general memorial to all Burnley
men was not practical and so we decided on a specific memorial to the
men of Z company who fell before Serre during the opening day of the battle
of the Somme.