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A Tamworth Herald campaign to have the actions of war hero Colin Grazier commemorated has been rewarded with the promise of a “prominent and historical” position for a memorial in the town.

Grazier died in the Second World War retrieving vital codes top crack the German enigma machine from a sinking U-boat.

He got hold of the vital codes – which are thought to have shortened the war by several years – but lost his life in the process.

Herald deputy editor Phil Shanahan is chairman of the Colin Grazier Memorial Committee and met the borough council’s working group about the monument in a bid to agree an exact spot for it in St Editha’s Square.

He described the agreed location as “perfect”.

He said: “I don’t think we could have got a better site than this and I would like to thank the council for its co-operation.

“Together we have ensured that one of the world’s greatest war heroes will be honoured in style at the heart of his home town.”

The Herald is planning to reveal more details about the memorial to its readers and Phil promises “a unique piece of work by one of Europe’s finest sculptors”.

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