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Joel Halliwell VC to be honoured in street renaming ceremony next week


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Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell V.C, Middletons only Victoria Cross recipient, will be recognised in the town next week with the unveiling of a street sign in his honour in the town centre Corporation Street will be renamed LCpl Joel Halliwell V.C. Way.

Joel Halliwell V.C was awarded the medal after rescuing 10 injured soldiers from no-man's land during the First World War. Joel, a father of three, was a reluctant hero in his life, saying he had just been doing his duty. He was buried in Boarshaw cemetery in 1958.

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http://www.rochdalenewsroom.com/pressreleases/middleton-s-vc-hero-honoured-998095

David

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Thanks, David. Nice story.

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I had to confirm I was going and why. I got this reply

Great, I will let Emma Ferguson know, our media manager who will be attending on the day. If you are interested in doing an interviews there will be media attending and I'm sure your story will be an interesting one.

Fame awaits!

David

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