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Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque unveiled.

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Yesterday, 8th September, a plaque was dedicated to the memory of the four Liverpool Pals Battalions: 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th Battalions of the King’s Liverpool Regiment.  The ceremony was performed by the Right Honourable The Earl of Derby DL, whose grandfather was responsible for raising those Pals units in 1914.  The plaque is in the garden of the Parish Church of Liverpool, St Nicholas, near the Pier Head, on the surrounding wall.  It was designed by Tom Murphy who also carried out the panels in memory of the Pals which are in Lime Street Station.

 

The date of the ceremony was chosen to mark the centenary of the return from service in Russia of the 17th Battalion, the first to be recruited and the last to be stood down.  The unveiling was preceded by a service in the church, attended by many local dignitaries.

 
The Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund has launched a website containing a great deal of information about those who served in these battalions:  Liverpoolpals.com

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