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The Duke of Kent unveils Great War Memorial in Nottinghamshire

  • Video report by ITV News On-Screen Journalist Nitya Rajan

The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward has unveiled the Great War Memorial to Nottinghamshire's fallen.

It is built on the Victoria Embankment and it will feature the names of 13,482 names of those who lost their lives in the First World War.

The £395,000 memorial is situated next to another which was built in 1923 and 1927 on land bequeathed in perpetuity by Jesse Boot.

Friday marks 100 years since the Treaty of Versailles was signed which formally ended the First World War.

It is funded by Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council, along with the seven district councils as well as corporate and private donations.

Councillor David Mellen, leader of Nottingham City Council said: "Many people have asked about a dedicated roll of honour and this monument presents an opportunity to permanently mark the centenary of the end of the Great War in a fitting and respectful manner.

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"It is important to bring together a definitive list of those fallen and having one single memorial will create a focus for families and visitors that will allow them to reflect upon and commemorate their lives.

"We are proud to have worked with Nottinghamshire County Council and the seven district councils on this project."