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By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: November 06, 2013

HERO: James Finn's commemorative stone will be laid in Bodmin, the Government has confirmed.

HERO: James Finn's commemorative stone will be laid in Bodmin, the Government has confirmed.

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THE GOVERNMENT has confirmed a commemorative paving stone in honour of Victoria Cross hero James Finn will be laid in Bodmin and not Truro.

The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles, confirmed the news in a letter to Dan Rogerson, MP.

The paving stone is part of a government project commemorating First World War Victoria Cross recipients and marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the war next year.

The stones are to be placed in the town where recipients were born, and, although he lived and was educated in Bodmin, Finn was born in Truro.

But discussions between Bodmin Town Council and Truro City Council led to an agreement that the stone should go to Bodmin.

Mr Rogerson said: "This ... is welcome news for the town.

"The Secretary of State said that there were exceptions about where the commemorative paving stones would be placed."

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