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Cpl L M Riley


Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of an Afghanistan war memorial figure commemorating Cpl Liam Riley on the Trans Pennine Trail at Killamarsh, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
Trans Pennine Trail,
Forge La
Nearest postcode:
S21 1BW

SK 44917 81218 ±5m
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Location details:
The memorial is on an embankment alongside the Trans Pennine Trail, near the junction of Forge La with Sheffield Rd (B6058).
Overall type: Sculpture.

Overall condition: Fair. The inscription is legible and the memorial is cared for.


A life-size silhouette sculpture of Cpl Liam Riley, forming part of a tableau of three local personalities standing by a bench. The silhouettes were reproduced from photographs of the individuals, cut from sheet steel and left untreated so as to attain a weathered appearance. The wooden bench has a small round plaque set into one end and describing the contributions of the three chosen people. The incised inscription is in sentence-case block lettering coloured black. Several interpretation boards nearby provide details of the construction of the trail and biographical of the three people commemorated.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Sculpture Steel 1935 740 20 Fair
Bench Wood 450 1965 200 Fair
Plaque Metal 125 dia - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Find out more about these local people at...
Corporal Liam Riley
A British Army soldier with 3rd Battallion,
The Yorkshire Regiment. Tragically killed in
Afghanistan in 2010 whilst attempting to save
a friend's life.
Clinton Woods
Boxer Clinton was IBF light heavyweight world champion
2005-08 and has held British Commonwealth and
European titles. He now works to motivate young people
in Sheffield.
Colin Savage
A champion of local causes
who has worked tirelessly for the community
and local people throughout
his life.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Afghanistan (2001-2014) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 1 1
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 1 1
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Killamarsh Parish Council, North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
March, 2012: The memorial was installed.

27th November 2017: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition and cared for.
The sculpture installation is one of several created as part of a national portrait bench project co-ordinated by the sustainable transport charity Sustrans. Local people were chosen to be the subject on the basis of their individual contributions to the community. The selection was made from public nominations and a subsequent vote.

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