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Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque

Posted: 09 Sep 2019 12:42
by daggers
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.

D

Re: Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque

Posted: 09 Sep 2019 12:47
by daggers
I should have included this in my earlier post:

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

D

Re: Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 09:23
by MaryA
Thank you for that information Daggers.

Have you checked the talks that will be held on our Heritage Day, this might be of interest.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage ... 1202461479

Re: Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 15:40
by MaryA
A friend and local photographer James O'hanlon was at the memorial and took some wonderful photographs. They are shared on Flickr, you might find them interesting.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/napoleon6 ... Seh51JuroU

Re: Liverpool Pals Battalions memorial plaque

Posted: 11 Sep 2019 18:30
by daggers
Thank you, Mary, for those links. The talk by K.O'R at the Heritage event should be relevant and interesting and I think she was present at the dedication.
The photos by your friend are terrific and capture the whole event very well. He might even have got the top of my head twice, but luckily not in close-up; that is as far as I will go!

D