AFTER an extensive research project, 34 names of fallen soldiers are set to be added to the war memorial boards in Whitby.
Over the past year, Whitby Town Couns Dennis Collins and Chris Roe, from the parks department at Scarborough Borough Council have been painstakingly sifting through records and documents to find the names of those that should be and are currently not on the War Memorial.
The 34 names they have come up with so far will be added to a new oak memorial board which the town council installed last Remembrance Day at a cost of £1,200.
Each new name will be hand carved on to the board at a cost of £50 per name and it is hoped the work will be complete in time for this year’s Remembrance Day events.
A fund has been opened by Whitby Town Council to make sure that the works can go ahead.
It is set to cost £1700 and fund-raising efforts are now in hand including a drive to raise cash during the town council’s Armed Forces Day event on 30 June.
A spokesperson for the town council said: “We feel it is so important to remember those who have fallen for our freedom.
“During the extensive research it has been identified in addition to the 34 names, there are a number of other missing names dating back to the First World War, these armed forces personnel will also be commemorated on to the War memorial at a later date.”
The names identified as being missing from the memorial in the grounds of St Mary’s Church are: William Roberts, Arthur John Gould, Albert Richardson, Gordon Doughty, Fredrick Christie, Harry Jackson, Thomas Raymond Isley, Kenneth Evans, Philip Lawson Corner, Ernest Dickinson, Charles Nixon, David James Donaldson, Charles Howard Clewlow, Kenneth Newton, Thomas Linford, Edward Charles Cozens, David Morris, James Herkes Harding, George Frederick Downing, Percy Henry Clarke, Albert Elisha Walker, Harold Cummins, Laurence Smith, Terence Gill, Alfred Stuart, Alfred Huse, George Kidd, Edward Smith, Edward Newton Mead, Thomas Dixon, Anthony William Pennock, L Bull, Damian Lawrence, Andrew Found.