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Basra memorial moved to arboretum

A memorial wall set up in Iraq for British soldiers is to be brought to the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown confirmed the move while speaking at the House of Commons about the Iraq inquiry.

A petition, signed by 1,200 people, had been set up asking the government to bring the plaques on the memorial wall in Basra back to the UK.

The petition was started by Warwickshire mother Carol Jones.

Her son, Sgt John Jones, was killed by a roadside bomb in the Iraqi city in 2005, aged 31.

Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant said the Basra memorial will form part of a new memorial wall to be built at the arboretum in Alrewas.



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