An appeal was launched in November last year by Henry Ison and Sons to raise the £500 needed to create a replica of the soldier’s Victoria Cross. The appeal was a great success thanks to many parties who contributed, not only in Leamington Spa but also from further afield.
Funeral manager James Hewison said: “Thanks to the people of Leamington we are now able to commemorate the contribution of one of the UK’s most decorated soldiers and create a lasting local legacy to help future generations remember Henry Tandey and all the other young men who fought at the front and sacrificed so much.”
The service of dedication was held at All Saints Church in Leamington on St George’s Day (April 23) at 3pm when the medal was officially handed over to the Mayor of Leamington.
You can read more about our appeal in our news archive article about Henry Tandey.