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War Memorials to be Updated with New Inscriptions

War Memorials to be Updated with New Inscriptions

November 14, 2017

Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council will be updating its War Memorial inscriptions with names of fallen Armed Forces Personnel.

It is asking relatives of those who lost their lives in the line of duty to advise the Council of the names of their loved ones, which need to be inscribed on the relevant War Memorial in Lisburn, Glenavy, Hilden, Hillsborough or Moira that the Council is responsible for and maintains.

Councillor Scott Carson, Chairman of the Council’s Corporate Services Committee, said: “War Memorials commemorate those who fought for our freedom and the world we live in today. It is important that the Council ensures its War Memorials are updated periodically to honour all those who lost their lives in the line of duty.  The Council is making a call for potential names that need to be added to its War Memorials in advance of commemorations to mark the Centenary in 2018 of the end of World War I. 

“If you have lost a loved one during a recent war or one of the World Wars then please let the Council know by the 24th February 2018 so the information provided can be verified and the relevant name added to the War Memorial closest to the last known address of place of birth of the fallen.”

To be part of the next scheduled War Memorial inscription update the criteria which have been agreed upon within the relevant council policy are:

  • the individual must either have been born in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area or lived in the City Council area at the time of their death
  • the individual must have died in active service during a war, peace support or peace enforcement operation in which the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom participated
  • the individual must have died whilst serving with either the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom or the Armed Forces of a country which is a member of The Commonwealth.

Please send the information of our fallen Armed Forces Personnel to Stephanie Kelly, Administrator Manager by email to stephanie.kelly@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk or telephone 028 9244 7329.