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Posted on Wednesday 14th December

A campaign has begun to erect a memorial in Stockport to James Conway – one of the Second World War's Cockleshell Heroes.

Marine Conway, from Edgeley, was one of the 12 Cockleshell Heroes who attacked German cargo ships in Bordeaux in 1942. He succeeded in placing limpet mines on ships in the harbour but was executed for his actions.

Ken Brotherhood, of the Manchester and Salford Royal Marines Association, wrote to Stockport Council regarding the matter after learning that James Conway was from the area from Lord Ashdown's television programme on the Cockleshell Heroes, as reported on Warfare News last month.

It is hoped that a memorial to Marine Conway will be in place by November 2012 – the 70th anniversary of the raid, Operation Frankton.

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