Corporal Liam Matthew Riley

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Reference WMO/293562


Trans-Pennine Trail

Forge Lane


S21 1BW


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Outside - hilltop/field/countryside
Description: Serviceman/woman sculpture
  • Metal Metal (any)
Lettering: Incised
  • Afghanistan (2001 -)
About the memorial: A life-size silhouette sculpture of Corporal Liam Riley, forming part of a tableau of three local personalities standing by a bench. The silhouettes were reproduced from photographs of the individuals, cut from sheet steel and left untreated so as to attain a weathered appearance. The wooden bench has a small round plaque set into one end and describing the contributions of the three chosen people. The incised inscription is in sentence-case block lettering coloured black. Several interpretation boards nearby provide details of the construction of the trail and biographical of the three people commemorated. The pin location is approximate BUT it is on an embankment alongside the Trans Pennine Trail, near the junction of Forge Lane with Sheffield Road (B6058), at National Grid Reference SK 44917 81218.
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Find out more about these local people at.../ Corporal Liam Riley/ A British Army soldier with 3rd Battallion,/ The Yorkshire Regiment. Tragically killed in/ Afghanistan in 2010 whilst attempting to save/ a friend's life./ Clinton Woods/ Boxer Clinton was IBF light heavyweight world champion/ 2005-08 and has held British Commonwealth and/ European titles. He now works to motivate young people/ in Sheffield./ Colin Savage/ A champion of local causes/ who has worked tirelessly for the community/ and local people throughout/ his life./

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