TWO local history enthusiasts are asking the council to commemorate soldiers who have died in service since World War II.
Robert Scaife, 76, and Peter Bennett, 64, have compiled a list of soldiers from Dewsbury whose names are not included on the war memorial in Crow Nest Park.
The 22 names includes army, navy and RAF personnel who have died in conflicts dating back to the Korean War in the 1950s.
The last soldier from Dewsbury to die in service was Corporal Stephen Curley, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. His name was added to the memorial last November, with Private Joseph Satchwell who died in World War I.
Before that, the memorial only included the names of soldiers who died in the World Wars.
Mr Scaife, of Liversedge, and Mr Bennett, of Dewsbury Moor, want to hear from relatives of any Dewsbury people they know have died in service since World War II. They also want to know if any other names are missing from the memorial and will ask Kirklees Council to add them.
• The following is a list of men and women from Dewsbury who have died in military service since World War II, the date of their death and their regiment. If you know them, or any others who deserve to be honoured, call Robert Cooke on 01924 487112 or email email@example.com.
Roy Lord – 27/4/1950 – Green Howards
George William Naylor – 1/3/1951 – Royal Regiment of Artillery
Alfred James – 1/11/1951 – Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Garry Holmes – 28/5/1953 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)
James Eggett – 30/5/1953 – Durham Light Infantry
Peter Martin Callaghan – 30/12/1955 – King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Peter Malcolm Hainsworth – 11/12/1964 – Royal Army Service Corps
Sidney Parkin – 5/7/1965 – Royal Navy
Ronald Tillotson – 18/2/1966 – Scots Guards
Jack Senior – 7/11/1967 – King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Kevin Tomlinson – 28/12/1969 – Royal Air Force
Glenn Riley – 21/10/1975 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)
Michael Williams – 4/11/1976 – Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Gerard Moran – 20/5/1977 – Royal Air Force
Ian William Taylor – 23/7/1977 – Royal Corps of Signals
Andrew David Chappel – 31/7/1977 – Army Catering Corps
Stephen Lewis Ward – 6/2/1978 – Royal Corps of Signals
John Bruce Parker – 5/1/1979 – Royal Navy
Kathryn Waterland – 16/8/1979 – Women’s Royal Army Corps
James Mark Rigg – 25/11/1988 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)
Anthony Melvin Sullivan – 5/10/1988 – Royal Air Force
Paul Andrew Smith – 22/7/1994 – Royal Corps of Signals