Memorial appeal success

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TWO further names of local servicemen who have died in the line of duty are set to be inscribed on a new war memorial tablet in the town.

Pocklington Town Council recently appealed to the public asking for the names of those in the armed forces who have been killed since World War II.

Two names have already been submitted - Staff Sergeant Arthur Place, who died in Northern Ireland in 1973 and Sjt Phillip Scott, who died in Afghanistan in 2009 - but two more have since been suggested.

They are Andrew Michael Webster and Peter Stuart Morris.

Trooper Webster of the TA’s Queen’s Own Yeomanry was from Pocklington and was killed while on manoeuvres in West Germany in 1981. He was just 20 years-old.

Corporal Morris of the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment was a former Woldgate pupil and was only 21 when he died in a car accident in Cyprus in 1967.

Pocklington Town Council are now asking for one final appeal before having the names put on to the new tablet which sits alongside the World War II memorial on Grape Lane.

Town clerk Richard Wood said: “We want to have these names inscribed in date order by Remembrance Day so time is running out.”

Anyone with any further names should contact the council office on (01759) 304851, or by emailing townclerk@pocklington.gov.uk