Fallen war heroes commemorated on a Brentford memorial are finally set to receive proper recognition after local councillors stumped up the money to allow the monument to be moved.
The Brentford High Street Steering Group has campaigned to have the neglected First World War memorial moved from St Lawrence's Church to Brentford Library, where all the other town's memorials lie, and have it restored.
The decision to award £25,000 to the cause was made by members of the Isleworth and Brentford Area Committee at a meeting on November 6.
Matt Harmer, a Brentford Labour councillor, said: "This is something that people have been wanting to do for a long time, and now it's possible to pursue it.
"We still have a bit of work to be done however. The church land belongs to Ballymore developers and we need to wait for their permission to move it. The whole move will be quite a big job."
For Julia Quilliam, a local estate agent and member of the steering group, the subject is very close to her heart as her brother was killed in the 2006 Nimrod crash in Afghanistan, while working for the RAF.
Julia, who is also the owner of Quilliam estate agents in Brentford, said: "It's absolutely fantastic news. We hope it will be moved by this time next year in time for the next Remembrance Day.
"We also hope to hold an exhibition at Watermans Arts Centre once it is in its new home, with pictures and details of all the men named on it, so we are appealing for family members to come forward."
The group has only managed to find the families of two of the 177 names on the memorial so far. One of the brave men honoured was Lieutenant Edgar Turner, the son of Brentford historian Fred Turner.