Things have suddenly picked up pace!
Having already secured an agreement in principle from Andrew Schoolar on behalf of Wakefield Metropolitan District Council for an alteration to the inscription to take place i have today received confirmation from Historic England that they would not oppose a correction to the inscription on the memorial by South Elmsall Town Council (with co-opertaion of South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council) provided that “any works are sensitive to the special interest of the memorial” and that South Elmsall Town Council seek advice on making such alterations from the War Memorial Trust.
In addition Victoria Ellis, of Historic England, has confirmed that the memorial is suitable for national listing once the works have taken place and that the evidence i have acquired over the past year more than supports such an application. I have contacted local resident Megan O’Marr and both South Elmsall Town Council and South Kirkby and Moorthorpe Town Council and Jon Trickett MP with this information. Hopefully they will work with me to ensure this is done properly.