A weekly newspaper has launched a campaign to honour the fighting men of its patch.
The King’s Own’s regimental association wants to build a memorial close to its museum at Chequer Road, Doncaster.
The Free Press is now urging readers to get in touch with stories about their family’s association with the regiment as part of the campaign.
In a message to readers, content editor David Kessen said: “Generations of young Doncaster men signed up with the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, too many of them laying down their lives in the service of our country.
“I think for the regiment to be recognised in Doncaster in such a visible way as the planned memorial would be a fitting tribute to all those heroes from our borough who fought under its colours.
“If you, or even your father, grandfather or great grandfather was among them, please tell us their story, and why you would like to see a memorial here in Doncaster.”
The Free Press is also planning on highlighting fundraising events going on in support of the bid over the coming months.
Yorkshire Fine Arts has been commissioned to build the statue.