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Designs revealed for new WW1 memorial in Nottingham

The four proposed designs for the new WW1 memorial Credit: Nottingham City Council

Designs for a new memorial honouring Nottinghamshire’s Great War dead have been unveiled.

The monument will be built in the in the Memorial Gardens on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment.

It will be the first memorial with a list of names of all the war dead of the whole county in one place.

Four designs by three different artists are being considered, and whichever one is chosen will be formally launched on Armed Forced Day on June 30.

Visit the council website to have your say on the designs and check that any name you want on the Roll of Honour is there.

There are hundreds of individual memorials to Nottinghamshire’s Great War fallen, scattered across the county and further afield.

A single, central memorial bearing the names of every man and woman – both civilian and military – who died as a result of this catastrophic conflict will serve as a powerful and poignant reminder about the ultimate sacrifice they made for us.

From the young men who perished miles away from home and the medics who died trying to save them to the many who passed away from their injuries in subsequent years and those who were killed whilst working in the munitions factories back home, we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.

– Councillor Kay Cutts, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council