Service To Remember Preston Pals Happening This Month!

On Monday, July 23rd a gathering will take place at the train station to hold a commemorative service in remembrance of the Preston Pals.

Everyone is welcome to attend the service, which will run from 10:30am until 11am.

A memorial to them, known in military terms as the D company the 7th service battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, was unveiled at Preston train station in July 2012.

The plaque remembers the Preston Pals, as well as those who fed, watered and cared for the soldiers.

Preston train station was instrumental for soldiers heading off to and returning from the First World War and saw the Pals leave on September 7th 1914.

The Preston Pals consisted of young men who volunteered to fight together during the First World War, and who went on to fight at the Somme, and with distinction at Messines Ridge in Belgium in 1917.

By Maria Jacovou

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