Last pull for a Dearne War Memorial at Bolton

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Historians are one step closer to securing a Dearne Towns War Memorial, after eight years gathering names and information.

Former miner Peter Shields has £2000 towards the project that will cost up to £18,000.

Mr Shields said: “The memorial is seven foot high. It consists of a six-sided obelisk made of Yorkshire stone with six black granite panels etched with gold lettering for WW1, WW2 and other conflicts. On the top of the obelisk is a bust of a soldier in reverse arms with head bowed.”

The memorial to 199 people from WW1 and 86 men from WW2 will be placed in Bolton-on-Dearne Cemetery. To donate visit www.cemeteries.org or email petershields184@hotmail.com.