A PLAQUE has been unveiled to honour fallen servicemen who fought in the Second World War.

Ahead of Remembrance events this weekend, the plaque, which was discovered following the closure of the former Red Bank School which has the names of 13 former Red Bank teachers and pupils inscribed, along with the dates and locations of when and where they were killed in action, from Dunkirk and Normandy - to Egypt is now on display in Newton-le-Willows library.

Speaking at an unveiling ceremony in the archive room where the plaque now sits alongside other plaques of local historic significance, Deputy Leader of St Helens Council and ward member for Newton-le-Willows East, Cllr Seve Gomez-Aspron MBE, said: “Red Bank School had an extensive history dating back to the late 1800s, with a number of teachers and pupils serving during the Second World War.

“Once the school, had closed, there was nowhere to put the plaque and Newton-le-Willows Library has become sort of an unofficial home for misplaced plaques.

“So it’s great that we can protect and display it for the public to see just in time for Remembrance Sunday, a time to reflect and honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom – including these 13 remarkable individuals whose names will never be forgotten.”

Names displayed are as follows:

L. Mountford, G.A. Richardson, C. Foster, J. Steele, H. Penistone, F. Lench, C. Thompson, T.W. Dyson, F. Sutcliffe, W.A. Grainger, C. Campbell, W/cdr J.H. Walker, P/O R.B. Shetliffe.

More information, including burial locations, is available at Newton-le-Willows Library.