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Friday, November 04, 2016

New plinths erected close to war memorial in Coronation Park in Ormskirk

New stone plinths bearing the names of Ormskirk people who lost their lives during the two World Wars have been erected next to the Ormskirk Comrades War Memorial in the town's Coronation Park.

The names have been taken from existing printed 1914-18 and 1939-45 Rolls of Honour which relate to Ormskirk Comrades War Memorial. Works have been completed in time for Ormskirk’s Remembrance Sunday Services which is due to take place on Sunday 13 November.

Erecting the stone plinths was phase two of the project started by West Lancashire Borough Council when it moved the memorial from outside the former Comrades Club site on Southport Road to its new location in Coronation Park.

The Council carried out extensive research before work began on the plinths to make sure all the names taken from the existing rolls of honour were correct. This involved us asking the public last year to help make sure our findings were right before the names were inscribed on the stone plinths.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder whose responsibilities include the Ormskirk War Memorial, said: “The Council understands that it is very important for communities to remember the fallen servicemen and women who have given their lives for their country. We are very grateful to everyone who helped us make sure the names are correct and are delighted that the plinths were installed in time for this year’s Remembrance Sunday Service.”

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