Council probes plea for war memorial tribute to World War II soldier

Written by Gerald Isaaman.

A confidential plea by a relative of a Marlborough man killed in action during World War 11 to have his name added to the town’s war memorial is to be further investigated by Marlborough Town Council to verify his identity and where he actually lived.

Councillor Andrew Ross, chairman of the council’s Finance and Policy Committee, told members on Monday that it was “a tricky and delicate” matter as it was now believed the man lived some miles outside the town.

“We are not sure he is an eligible person,” he pointed out.

Meanwhile, a working party is to be set up to consider creating a policy to deal with such issues and ways of honouring those not specifically listed on the council’s own memorial to two world wars.