COUNCILLORS want to set up a database recording every soldier from Kirklees who died in war.
A special Kirklees Council war memorials panel met yesterday .
Chairman Clr Dave Sheard wants Kirklees to establish an Internet database allowing people to find out where their loved ones are honoured.
He said: “Within a year we want to see a database that’s accessible from anywhere in the world. The web is the perfect tool for this.”
The special scrutiny panel includes four councillors along with representatives of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Air Force Association.
In 2007/08 Kirklees spent around maintaining more than 30 monuments in the district.
The panel welcomed the council’s decision to increase this to £30,000 in the coming financial year. The money will help deal with subsidence, vandalism and disabled access.
The panel was also updated on efforts to record the location of every memorial in Kirklees.
Scrutiny officer Steve Barnbrook thanked Examiner readers for contacting the council after a previous article on the issue.
He said: “We had a lot of people coming forward with the location of memorials because of the article in the Examiner.”
But Clr Sheard warned that some plaques in places like mills, post offices and factories have disappeared.
The Heckmondwike Labour man said: “There’s no doubt that some of the memorials have been lost forever.”