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Preston North End unveil fallen soldiers memorial at Deepdale

Posted on - 28th October, 2018 - 9:12pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston North End, Sport
A wreath is laid by the club's historian at Deepdale
A wreath is laid by the club’s historian at Deepdale

Before Saturday’s kick-off against Rotherham there was a pause for Preston North End players and fans alike.

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The club unveiled its memorial plaque to those players and staff who lost their lives in the First World War.

Situated near the Dick, Kerr Ladies memorial at Deepdale the unveiling marks 100 years since the end of WWI.

21 former first-team, reserve and amateur players lost their lives between 1914 and 198.

The plaque, unveiled by representatives from the Fourth Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment and the club’s historian Ian Rigby, shows the regiment of the men, when they died and the place they now rest.

A single poppy wreath was laid at the foot of the memorial before the Last Post sounded.

Read more: Poppies to cover the Cenotaph for Remembrance in Preston

PNE and Rotherham players were accompanied onto the pitch by eight service personnel and 21 children representing those who died on the list.

Each of the children wore a shirt with the name of the fallen soldier on it.

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