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Pride and Passion As Wolverhampton Unveils New First World War Memorial.

As  Wednesfield North Councillor’s – We  know that this initiative will be very popular  with families that live in Wednesfield and Wolverhampton.

Councillors Rita Potter, Mary Bateman,  and Phil Bateman were  delighted to read on the City of Wolverhampton’s Managing Director’s Councillors Briefing Note. It detailed,  this very important and historic project.

Managing Director Mr Tim Johnson said  “A new roll of honour featuring the names of 4,272 men and women from the City of Wolverhampton who died during the First World War has gone on public display in the foyer of the Civic Centre.

The memorial has been created as part of our programme of activities to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict.

Many of the names of the fallen have never been recognised before on any official record and the updated roll is therefore the most accurate and comprehensive memorial to the city’s war dead ever produced.”

Well I for one am very happy that this project has been undertaken.

I am sure it will bring  much pride  to many Wolverhampton families who will now be able to cast their eyes on a friend or family member, that had previously gone through the decades  without any public recognition.

Well done Wolverhampton, a great project and well done the people behind the incredible research and hard work it must have taken to deliver a memorial of this nature.

 

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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