A permanent memorial is being planned to more than 600 Musselburgh men who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.
Local war veteran and author Tom Renouf hopes the community will embrace the project as part of next year’s commemorations to mark the centenary of the start of the Great War.
Dr Renouf (88) was a member of the Musselburgh War Memorial Remembrance Committee which successfully campaigned for the World War Two fountain memorial, erected and dedicated at the top of Mall Avenue in 1999.
Working with renowned Scottish sculptor Alan Herriot, he is now considering designs for a bronze wall-mounted plaque to sit alongside the existing memorial.
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