An incorrect letter on Petersfield’s war memorial has been fixed.
The repair was ordered after a family told the Town Council that their relative’s name was wrong.
Council documents show the work was estimated to cost seven hundred and fifty pounds.
Speciality letter carver Robert Jolly changed an S to a C on the name of an S C J West who is shown among those who fell during the Great War of 1914 – 1918.
Petersfield Councillor James Deane says:
it has been incorrect for over 100 years. The grandchildren are delighted it has now been put right. Incorrect second initial rather than a spelling mistake though.
Speaking to Petersfield’s Shine Radio, Robert says the work took him about an hour plus a lifetime of experience.
The repair is part of a wider programme of conservation works to clean and restore the memorial on Petersfield High Street.