Fallen soldiers who heroically gave their lives so future generations can live in freedom have been honoured.

Enfield Council worked with veteran’s groups to bring about the introduction of a new plaque to the Town Memorial in Chase Side.

Servicemen and women, who have given their lives in conflicts since 1945 will be commemorated.

Their ultimate sacrifice will be marked with those of World Wars One and Two on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Scribed on the plaque will be the words: “To commemorate members of HM armed forces from Enfield who gave their lives in the service of their country in all conflicts since World War Two.’

A Book of Remembrance will be an accompaniment.

John Mitchell, from the Suez Veterans Association, who served in the Suez Canal Zone between 1951 and 1954, said: “I welcome the announcement of a bronze plaque commemorating members of HM Armed Forces from Enfield who died in all conflicts since World War Two and it is fitting that it be mounted on Enfield’s War Memorial.”

Chairman of the Royal British Legion Enfield Branch Holtwhites Hill, Brendan Farrell, added: “We are proud to be involved with this new memorial plaque, dedicated to those from Enfield who since World War Two, whilst serving in HM Armed Forces, died in various conflicts around the world.

“We owe them a lasting peaceful world for all to live in.”

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for environment, councillor Daniel Anderson, said: “We have a duty to remember all those who gave their lives for their country and I am delighted that Enfield Council will be formally commemorating the sacrifice and bravery of all those servicemen who died doing their jobs in far flung locations around the globe.

“The living owe it to those who can no longer speak to tell their story for them, failing to do so means we fail to learn the lessons of history and we will repeat the mistakes of the past.

“We want to create a world where we no longer need to send our young men and women around the globe to fight and resolve conflict.

“Instead we need to work with our partners throughout the world to build lasting peace, prosperity and accord across all nations.”

Enfield Council and veterans’ organisations sifted through archives to find names of those from the borough who had given their lives.

Conflicts researched include the Korean War (1950 – 1953), The Malayan Emergency (1948 – 1960), The Suez Conflict (1956), The Falklands War (19823), Northern Ireland (1969 – 2007) and Afghanistan (since 2001).

Organisations wishing to build new memorial have had to fund projects themselves, including the buying of land and the sites maintenance.

No national funding has been made available for building new war memorials since the years immediately after the Second World War.

Residents are encouraged to email john.clark@enfield.gov.uk if they would like a relative or friend’s name added to the Book of Remembrance.