A war memorial in Bisham created by sculptor Eric Gill is among more than 60 to be listed as part of a pledge to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Historic England has embarked on a project to list a total of 2,500 war memorials in a bid to keep them in a “fitting” condition as the country remembers those who fought in WWI 100 years on.

West Wycombe war memorial, in the churchyard of St Lawrence Church, has now been Grade II listed, along with Hazlemere war memorial in Amersham Road, Hazlemere.

Cookham Dean war memorial, which is on National Trust land, has also been Grade II listed, while Bisham war memorial has been Grade II* listed due to its architectural interest.

The memorial, at the junction of Marlow Road and Temple Lane, was designed by nationally renowned sculptor Eric Gill - one of the most celebrated lettercutters, engravers, typographers and sculptors of his time.

Roger Bowdler, director of listing at Historic England, said: “Researching, recording and recommending up to 2,500 more war memorials for listing over the next five years is a major task but one that Historic England is proud to undertake.

“These memorials will gain a place on the National Heritage List for England to tell the story of this country’s sacrifice and struggle.”

Historic England South East is urging communities to help protect their local war memorial by getting them listed as part of a wider partnership with the War Memorials Trust, Civic Voice and the Imperial War Museums to help communities discover, care for and conserve their local war memorials.

The programme is providing up to £2million in grants for war memorial repair and conservation and hundreds of workshops to teach people how to record their memorials and put them forward for listing.

To find out how to get involved, visit www.historicengland.org.uk/listing.