FORMER soldier Dan Jarvis MP unveiled a sculpture commemorating fallen military personnel in Barnsley on Saturday.

Mr Jarvis, also Mayor of the Sheffield City Region, unveiled the new work by Barnsley artist Liz Grundy at Emmanuel Methodist Church.

It depicts First World War ‘Tommy’ and a short Act of Remembrance was observed following its unveiling.

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The two-foot tall sculpture, a private commission for an ex-serviceman, has been carved from Portland Stone and finished with details including a stainless steel rifle and brass buttons supplied by Nicholas Hoyland of Penistone Engineering.