Historians are one step closer to securing a Dearne Towns War Memorial, after eight years gathering names and information.
Former miner Peter Shields has £2000 towards the project that will cost up to £18,000.
Mr Shields said: “The memorial is seven foot high. It consists of a six-sided obelisk made of Yorkshire stone with six black granite panels etched with gold lettering for WW1, WW2 and other conflicts. On the top of the obelisk is a bust of a soldier in reverse arms with head bowed.”
The memorial to 199 people from WW1 and 86 men from WW2 will be placed in Bolton-on-Dearne Cemetery. To donate visit www.cemeteries.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.