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New war memorial unveiled in Guildford

5th October 2018

On Sunday 30 September a new war memorial, commemorating all those with a local Guildford connection who died while serving in the Armed Forces since the end of World War Two, was dedicated at a special ceremony in the Castle Grounds.

The Lord Lieutenant, Michael More-Molyneux, and the Mayor of Guildford, Cllr Mike Parsons, joined the families of those being remembered and representatives of their regiments and the schools they attended, at the event.

Deputy Council Leader Cllr Matt Furniss says: “Our new war memorial is a fitting tribute to all our local residents who lost their lives while serving with the Armed Forces since the end of the Second World War. The sculpture commemorates their sacrifice and commitment to the UK and is a peaceful place to reflect on their loss throughout the year. This is just one of the ways in which we continue to support the Armed Forces Covenant in our borough.”

The sculpture was designed by David A Annand to honour those from the borough who have been killed in conflict and whilst on active service, since the end of World War Two.  David worked with the families involved to develop the memorial. Speaking after the announcement and the release of his design ideas David Annand said: “It is a privilege to be asked to make this memorial for service personnel who have fallen since the end of the Second World War. The chosen site in the Castle Grounds is particularly special, historic and beautiful. It provides the perfect location to remember those who have died serving their country.”

The ceremony is part of a series of events this autumn called ‘Guildford Remembers’ to commemorate all those who gave their lives for us.