Langholm lad was victim of ‘forgotten war’
Nearly 400 died in Cyprus conflict
He was a Langholm lad who fought and died for his country, in a conflict few of us have ever heard of.
Now, 50 years after his death, the hunt is on to give Andrew Lawson Cavers the recognition he deserves for his bravery.
Andrew was just 20 when, in April 1955, his Royal Artillery unit was despatched to Cyprus.
Earlier that month a Greek Cypriot terrorist group called EOKA had launched an armed insurgency aimed at unifying the country and kicking out the British colonial rulers.
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