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Dartford council proposes street names be named after war veterans

PUBLISHED: 15:52 10 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:52 10 November 2015

Jeremy Kite

Jeremy Kite

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Four individuals have been suggested under the proposals

Dartford Council leader Jeremy Kite has announced proposals for street names in Dartford to be named after war veterans from the area.

The veterans proposed to be honoured served in a range of times from the 19th century to the 21st.

Among the proposed veterans is Lieutenant Oliver Richard Augustin, a former student at Dartford Grammar School who died while serving in the Royal Marines in 2011 in the Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Other servicemen honoured in the proposal include an Auxillary Aircraft Force pilot and an RAF pilot, as well as a recipient of the Victoria Cross who served in 1897.

Cllr Kite will tell veterans gathered at the Dartford War Memorial on November 11 the council has begun a formal process to recognise four heroes with street names on the new Mill Pond development close to Dartford Railway Station.

The proposed street names will now be subject to a public consultation before being determined at a Cabinet meeting later this year.

Cllr Kite said “Last weekend, Dartford held the largest service of remembrance that anyone could recall and it was especially good to see so many young people taking part.

“I am grateful to a number of families for their consent to take this step towards creating new street names and I hope that our town’s gesture will make clear how much we appreciate the service, the courage and the sacrifices of their loved ones. We will never forget them or any of those who stood for our freedom. We will never take their experiences for granted.”

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