Relatives of Beverley’s fallen war heroes are being sought to help publicly commemorate their loved ones.
Beverley Town Council has commissioned a memorial for Hengate Gardens to recognise the sacrifices of the town’s sons and daughters in military conflicts since World War 2.
The memorial will be engraved with the names of those who have died in armed struggles around the world over the past 65 years.
The criteria for being included on the memorial are a) the individual must have been born in Beverley or their parents resident in Beverley when they were born; b) they must have lived in Beverley for at least five years when they died; c) they must have been serving when they died.
So far, two heroes have been confirmed for the memorial.
Lance Corporal Gary Bingley MM of 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment: Lance-Corporal Gary Bingley posthumously received the Military Medal for his daring assault on an emplaced Argentine gun position that was holding up the British advance early in the engagement, Goose Green, The Falklands, May 1982.
Acting Sergeant Michael Lockett MC, of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Worcesters and Foresters): Sergeant Lockett was on a dismounted patrol near Patrol Base Sandford in the Gereshk district of Helmand province when an explosion occurred, killing him before he could be extracted to hospital, in September 2009.
Anyone with any information on other servicemen and women who have fallen in action since 1945 should contact Beverley Town Council:
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