Knutsford Town Council has published the proposed Roll of Honour for the new central war memorial and is asking the public to review the list to ensure no-one is missed.Working with the Knutsford Royal British Legion the Town Council is planning to create a new war memorial in the Library Garden in commemoration of the centenary of World War I.
Having received overwhelming support from the public on the plans through a consultation in 2015 the Town Council has been furthering the plans which it hopes could see the new memorial in place in 2016.
“It’s ambitious, but if all goes to plan we hope to be in a position to have the memorial ready for 2016” said Town Clerk, Adam Keppel-Garner.
The new memorial, which will feature the statue of Haron Baronian currently outside the Memorial Hospital on Northwich Road, will have the roll of honour engraved into a new plinth.
“Our priority now is to ensure the roll of honour is correct and whilst we are quite confident that it is comprehensive are asking the public to review the list and let us know of any we might have missed.” Adam added.
As well as those who gave their lives in the two World Wars, the new memorial will also include the names of those who have died in subsequent conflicts.
Town Mayor, Tony Dean added “I would like to thank Derek Empson and Sylvia Chaplin for their hard work researching and compiling this roll of honour and encourage everyone who lost family in conflict, who had a Knutsford connection, to review the lists”
The proposed roll of honour can be viewed here www.knutsfordtowncouncil.gov.uk/consultations. The closing date is 29th February.