Group launch plan for war memorial

David Milnes, his dad Howard Milnes, Ex-Coldstream Guard Harold Scrivens, Ex Mariner Robert Willenbrook and wife Elaine, with dog Shep, pictured by the site they are looking to have a memorial built in Edenthorpe. Picture: Marie Caley D5784MC

David Milnes, his dad Howard Milnes, Ex-Coldstream Guard Harold Scrivens, Ex Mariner Robert Willenbrook and wife Elaine, with dog Shep, pictured by the site they are looking to have a memorial built in Edenthorpe. Picture: Marie Caley D5784MC

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A group of Doncaster residents, including an ex-Coldstream Guard, are campaigning to have a war memorial built in their village.

Former Coldstream Guard, Harold Scrivens, 78, is on a mission to have a war memorial built in Edenthorpe, because he wants to provide the village with a ‘lasting reminder’ of the sacrifices made by soldiers over the last century.

Mr Scrivens, of Robin Hood Crescent in Edenthorpe, has been joined by David Milnes, Howard Milnes, ex-Mariner Robert Willenbrook and Elaine Willenbrook (all pictured) in his campaign for a war memorial.

He said: “We’re all interested in having a war memorial somewhere in Edenthorpe but we don’t have the funds. There’s quite a few soldiers who died in World War Two from Edenthorpe and we want somewhere for people to pay tribute to them. Because of their age, not all of the ex service men living in Edenthorpe, can get elsewhere to pay their respects on Remembrance Day.”

The group cite Eden Grove Road as a possible site for the memorial, and will raise the plan at an Edenthorpe Parish council meeting next month.