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How to request a name is added to the Roll of Honour

Provision for adding names

The Breamish Valley War Memorials Project (BVWMP) acknowledges that there may be omissions in the list of names currently included in the Roll of Honour. Therefore, we have made provision for names to be added. The procedure for requesting a name is added is set out below.

WHO CAN MAKE A REQUEST?

  • Any descendant of the individual concerned.
  • An informed member of the public (either privately or on behalf of an organisation).

WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED?

The person making the request should first satisfy themselves that the individual concerned:

  • lived within the eligible catchment area of the Breamish Valley, AND
  • either the individual’s status is defined as set out in Section 2 of the document Working Principles and Inclusion Criteria OR the individual is already listed on another existing Roll of Honour, memorial or plaque.

Requests should then be made in writing or email, including any documentary supporting evidence.

WHERE ARE REQUESTS SENT?

Please send requests to:

Mr Robbie Burn, Shady Nook, Powburn NE66 4HH

Email: robbie@policecartoons.co.uk

You may also phone for advice before making a formal request: Tel 01665 578138

WHAT DOES BVWMP DO WHEN A REQUEST IS RECEIVED?

The BVWMP Steering Group considers every request carefully and will take steps to verify the information provided. This may include seeking proof of the individual’s place of residence; confirming that the individual meets the status requirements; soliciting documentary evidence of inclusion on another existing memorial; confirming details of death from the Ministry of Defence, and similar. Every case is considered on its own merits.

Once the Steering Group has completed its investigations and made a decision regarding the individual concerned, the Steering Group Lead will write to or email the requestor informing them of the decision.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A NAME HAS BEEN ACCEPTED?

The individual’s name will first be added to the Roll of Honour. We strive to do this within two weeks of informing the requestor of the decision.

The Steering Group Lead will then make arrangements for works to be carried out to have the name added to the War Memorial. As we are a small community, and naturally need to be mindful of costs, if the Steering Group are considering several requests at the same time, or anticipate additional requests being made, they may defer adding an individual’s name to the War Memorial until such time as there are several names to be added. If there is to be any delay in adding an individual’s name to the War Memorial the Steering Group Lead will keep the requestor informed of developments.

Further information

You can download/read the full document Working Principles and Inclusion Criteria by following the following link:

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Working Principles and Inclusion Criteria

Who can I contact?

All queries/requests concerning the War Memorial Project to:

Mr Robbie Burn, Shady Nook, Powburn NE66 4HH

Email: robbie@policecartoons.co.uk

Tel: 01665 578138

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