THE families of 12 men and women whose names are being added to Nelson’s cenotaph will be among the guests of honour for Remembrance Sunday.

Soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice, whose names will be included on the Market Square memorial, range from Lance Corporal Michael Foley, who was killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in March 2012, to victims of the First World War.

And Mike Sutcliff, of Nelson and District Royal British Legion, is looking for the relatives of any of the dozen to get in touch before the town’s November 9 parade and service.

Mike, from Brierfield, said: “When we unveiled the new cenotaph we had around 30 families, who met with dignitaries after the service.

“Hopefully we can do something on a slightly smaller scale this time around.”

No fewer than 1,368 names were etched onto a transparent memorial, unveiled in 2009 by Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, thanks to the efforts of military historian Fred Stringer, who has been involved in researching the identities of the latest inclusions.

The First World War casualties include W H Robinson, A C Hudson, H Farrow, H Kirkbright and Clementine Addison, who served with the French Flag Nursing Corps.

Her death was due to a disease she picked up during the conflict, and she died near Lancaster. The French later awarded her two military distinctions.

Extra additions for the Second World War include W H Barton, G B Roberts, S Brown and B Nutter, and National Service fatalities C S Greenwood, who died in Trieste in 1949, and H Smith, who perished in Hong Kong in 1953.

Mr Sutcliff can be reached on 01282 618751.