In Brighton there is recent controversy over the local council’s decision not to add the name of a Falklands war casualty to the memorial in Old Steine.
Many local authorities do choose to add additional names for later conflicts to existing First and Second World War memorials. Just this week we received an enquiry from a local authority in Scotland seeking advice about adding the name of a serviceman killed in Northern Ireland.
There are no set rules about adding names. As with most things relating to memorials, it is down to the owner and local community to decide what they wish to do. Several casualties from Northern Ireland have already been added to memorials, such as at Sternfield in Suffolk.