A VILLAGE war memorial was rededicated on the 100th anniversary of its construction.

Organisers hoped to trace living relatives of soldiers remembered on the memorial at Woolley - and voluntary workers behind its creation also listed - ahead of the event last Saturday.

Floral tributes were laid alongside the rededication ceremony, carried out to mark 100 years since the monument’s creation on May 29, 1921.

Names on the memorial span those from nearby Woolley Colliery and Brick Row as well as Woolley.

Volunteers had some success finding relatives of the people commemorated - who include Lance Corporal Reginald Joe Banks, formerly of Woolley Post Office, and Woolley Colliery man Private Wilson Mitchell, both of whom died at the Battle of the Somme.

Volunteer David Slater said, though, that while some gaps in information have been filled, others remain - and the project to find more out about the men is ongoing.

Names of those on the memorial are: R J Banks, R Harman, J M Nussey, G Robinson, C W Stennett, H Sutton, W Chalkley, B Croft, J Joyner, F W Loft, A Mitchell, W Mitchell, W Wiles, J Melson, H Bellin, F W Lightowler, J Margison, H Osborne, S Ward, G Margison.

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Names of 1921 voluntary workers: A Nussey, J Wyatt, J Baradell, A Selby, W Depledge, J Clark, W Gooder, A Hardy, B J Coxon, H Brookes, C Waring.

If you have any information, contact David Slater on 07770 937511 or by emailing david@theslatergang.co.uk.