Colchester-based logistics firm SLi has helped mark history when it delivered a World War I memorial from Essex to Monchy-le-Preux in northern France.
The memorial pays tribute to the 1st and 9th Service Battallions of the Essex Regiment and of the Essex Yeomanry who lost their lives in April 1917 fighting against the enemy. The statue marks the battle’s 100th anniversary where around 700 Essex soldiers died and are still buried.
Richard Triolo, managing director at SLi, said: “Memorials are an essential part of remembrance and remind us of the sacrifice of so many in the fight for freedom. We’re very proud of our contribution which will ensure this part of history is always remembered.”
SLi, which is part of Europe’s largest palletised freight network Palletways, specialises in air, road, rail and sea freight. It employs 110 people in the South East area and the company also has depots in Stansted, Heathrow, Gatwick, Tilbury and Felixstowe.