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Memorials of war
AS the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War approaches, August 2014, much attention will be given to those service men, woman and civilians who gave their lives during the four years of 1914 to 1918.
The names of those from York, 1,441 men and two women, are recorded in the Kings Book at York Minster Library.
They are also recorded on honours boards, plaques and war memorials in the city’s parish churches, many workplaces and schools.
I would like to suggest that each of the above places carries out a survey of their memorials and that perhaps The Press could publish the results as a Great War supplement in 2014.
It would also be interesting to know how many died in the 1939-45 war and where their names are recorded.
Thomas Ralph Peacock, Oakland Avenue, Stockton Lane, York.