Work has begun to create a memorial to commemorate the men and women of Southampton who died in World War I and II, and other conflicts since then. The 1,992 names of the war dead on the city’s Portland limestone Cenotaph in Watts Park, unveiled on 6 November in 1920, have started to erode.
The authority is now installing eight new glass panels on each side of it. They will list 3,298 of those who gave their lives serving in the armed forces or Merchant Navy.
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