New South Yorkshire WW2 memorial planned for heroes

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the names of servicemen from Rotherham killed during World War Two will be listed on a monument in the town’s Clifton Park if enough funds can be raised.

The Friends of Clifton Park have raised £8,500 so far to help pay for the monument, but need a total of £30,000.

The group says although most villages in the town have their own war memorials there is not a central one in Rotherham bearing the names of everyone killed.

Members have contacted the War Graves Commission and have a list of 1,217 names they want included.

To make sure everyone from the town killed in the line of duty is included, and all named are spelled correctly, the list of servicemen is on display in the Garden House in Clifton Park between 9am and 5pm daily.

Friends of Clifton Park want relatives to check the list so that any mistakes can be rectified before the monument is commissioned.