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City to unveil new memorial to soldiers killed in line of duty

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 01, 2012

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A new war memorial dedicated to the service men and women of Exeter who have lost their lives since the Second World War is to be unveiled in Northenhay Gardens.

Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach will unveil the memorial on September 10.

It will carry the names of the 10 Exeter servicemen who have lost their lives in conflicts overseas, including those in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.

It has been designed in consultation with the family of one of the servicemen named and will form a discreet and lasting memory for the family and friends of lost soldiers.

Placed in a redesigned garden area, it compliments the memorial on Cathedral Green, designed by local artist John Angel and unveiled in 1923.

Attending the unveiling at 10.30am will be Lord Mayor Coun Rob Newby, the Bishop of Exeter the Rt Rev Michael Langrish, and representatives from the battalions and regiments in which the fallen servicemen had served.

Mr Newby said: "As a city, we already honour our dead from the two Great Wars, and it is fitting that we honour those who have fallen since 1945. This memorial allows us to do just that."

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