A new memorial stone honouring a northern cathedral city’s fallen servicemen and women was dedicated last week.
Wakefield Cathedral’s Canon Michael Rawson conducted a blessing ceremony at Coronation Gardens in Wakefield city centre.
Crosses and wreathes were laid at the memorial, which recognises those killed in conflicts since 1945.
Graham Beynon-Fisher, chairman of the Wakefield Royal British Legion branch, campaigned for the stone following the death of his son, Corporal Jonathan Beynon-Fisher.
The father of four, of 39 Regiment Royal Artillery, fell to his death while climbing with his unit in 2009, only days before he was to be posted to Afghanistan.
His father said: “The families need somewhere to remember their children and see that other people are aware of who they were. They paid the ultimate price.”