David's uncle Ronald Chapman, 77,
has fought to get his nephew added to Old Colwyn War
Memorial since 2003 but David's mother Joyce has been
fighting for it since her son's tragic death.
So far David's name is only listed
on two South Atlantic Medal Association memorials - one
in the Falklands Islands and the other at the National
Arboretum, in Staffs.
The stubborn Old Colwyn Memorial
Trust (OCMT) refused to inscribe his name on their
memorial by claiming although he was born in their town
- he grew up from the age of 10 in Portsmouth.
They said his name must be on the
Portsmouth navy memorial - but when veterans confirmed
his name was not on that either, the OCMT finally
The online petition by the North
West and North Wales Division Royal Navy Type 42
Destroyer Association received thousands of signatures.
Disgusted Wayne Miles, of Emsworth,
Hants, wrote: "He gave his life for the freedom of
others. His name on this memorial acknowledges his
sacrifice and reminds future generations of this."
Furious schoolmate Bernard
Campbell, of Liverpool, said: "I could not believe my
old friend who gave his life for his country has been
treated this way.
"This has to be sorted out ASAP as
I believe his dear mother is seriously ill; hasn't she
suffered enough with the loss of her son?"
Angry Rob Jones, of Wanaka, New
Zealand, wrote: "As a former Royal Marine I believe it
is only right we commemorate those who have made the
ultimate sacrifice for our country and our way of life."
Baffled David Edwards, of Neath,
South Wales, said: "He was proud of where he came from.
Surely where he came from should be proud of him?"
William Tunnicliffe, of Argostoli,
in Greece, said: "David was a son of Colwyn Bay and
should be honoured in his birthplace."