FAMILY and friends of military servicemen and women who gave their lives for their country are being urged to make sure their ultimate sacrifice is remembered.

The deadline is approaching to have the names of loved ones who died in service inscribed on the Brother in Arms memorial wall, in Sunderland, in time for this year’s Remembrance commemorations in November.

The wall next to the war memorial in Burdon Road was built with funds raised by the Brothers in Arms organisation as a tribute to the community’s fallen heroes.

People should submit their applications by August 31 at the latest, allowing time for the application to be considered and if successful the work to begin.

The wall is a permanent tribute to servicemen and women who have died in conflict, training, special operations and non-conflict operations since the Second World War. It includes the names of service personnel who died in conflicts such as Afghanistan and Iraq and Northern Ireland. For more information email