The mayor of Penryn is calling on Packet readers to help compile a dedication to the Penryn soldiers lost in World War Two that were missed off the War Memorial at St Gluvias church.

After taking down the names from the memorial to read out for this year's VJ Day ceremony, Councillor Charles 'Chaz' Wenmoth cross-referenced them on the internet and found there were a number listed on the Commonwealth War Graves records that were not included on the memorial.

Councillor Wenmoth is now compiling a book of remembrance in honour of all those that were lost from Penryn, that will be part of a display at Penryn Library to mark VJ Day (August 15) and the end of World War Two.

Councillor Wenmoth said: "The same thing applied in the First World War: if someone was missing, people still had that hope that they'd still be alive, so they weren't added to the memorial.

"What we're hoping to do now is produce a role of honour for all the names, combining the names on the St Gluvias memorial and the names from the Commonwealth War Graves."

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World War Two section of the War Memorial at St Gluvias church

The library is currently being redecorated and offering a foyer service only between building works, so may not be open in time for VJ Day, but Councillor Wenmoth is hoping that the display will be open and ready to view by the 'end of the war date' on September 2.

Victory over Japan Day (also known as V-J Day), August 15 for the UK, is the day on which Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II, in effect bringing the war to an end. September 2, 1945, was when the surrender document was signed, officially ending World War II.

Councillor Wenmoth is calling for people to get in touch via the Penryn History Facebook page, or via The Packet, before September.

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He added: "Anybody who's got any photographs, that would be brilliant. We could use those in the library on the display. Any stories about people would be great too.

"And if there's anyone that knows of someone who is not included on either of the lists, please do get in contact."

Also included in the display will be materials put together by the Penryn Branch of The Royal British Legion and two special publications donated from family members of those that fought in the war.

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The diary of Lt Col Henry Ross Power, 17th Dogra Regiment IA

One is the diary of Lt Col Henry Ross Power, 17th Dogra Regiment IA, who was a prisoner of war with the Japanese. The diary has been transcribed by his daughter Eleanor Holland, who lives in Falmouth. There is also an original 75 year old exercise book that is filled with thoughts and poems from a few different soldiers that were based in Africa and then Italy.

The notebook was kept for many years by Brian Plint from Penryn, who was secretary of the RBL Penryn branch, and has been transcribed for the display by Amie Prynn.

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The 75 year old exercise book is filled with thoughts and poems from different WW2 soldiers.

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Councillor Wenmoth said: "The exercise book is the original. I've read it and it quite immediately puts you straight in their position, thinking of home and their children and wives.

"It's one of those things that I get quite emotional over because you know that the service-men that were in the Far East were known as the 'Forgotten Army'.

"Everyone was happy that the war was over in Europe but they were still carrying on fighting in the Far East.

"A lot is done in Penryn and Falmouth for VE Day (the end of World War II in Europe) but there's very little that's done to mark VJ Day. So the thing that we're doing is very important, otherwise it becomes a forgotten army once again."