A CAMPAIGN is under way to gather information to help the restoration of a Dudley monument to heroes of the Great War.

The Friends of Buffery Park has teamed up with Dudley North MP Ian Austin to appeal for records and photos of the Grazebrook War Memorial.

The friends group is working to secure funding from the War Memorial Trust to bring the 1920s memorial back to its former glory and more information is vital to assist the campaign.

The memorial was built by the Grazebrook family in member of their son, Captain C A Grazebrook, who was killed in World War One.

Mr Austin said: “Local people have shown great respect for the Grazebrook Memorial, so I’m sure there are lots of residents out there who have records, photos or newspaper cuttings from when the memorial was established.

“I’m appealing for them to come forward so the Friends of Buffery Park can secure this extra funding and restore the memorial in full as a tribute to men from the town who gave their lives fighting for freedom and democracy.”

Anyone with information about the memorial should call Lynn Horton on 07857 043096.