Before Saturday’s kick-off against Rotherham there was a pause for Preston North End players and fans alike.Advertisement
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.
🎥 Our World War One memorial has now been unveiled, make sure you come and have a look before kick-off.
We will have a full video of our remembrance activity early next week. #pnefc #PNERemembers #FootballRemembers pic.twitter.com/Rdbnjilvvs
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) October 27, 2018
A single poppy wreath was laid at the foot of the memorial before the Last Post sounded.
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PNE and Rotherham players were accompanied onto the pitch by eight service personnel and 21 children representing those who died on the list.
Beautiful new memorial to remember former @pnefc players who died in the First World War #FootballRemembers #PNERemembers #WeWillRememberThem #pnefc pic.twitter.com/fzdgrTeCJo
— Richard Frediani (@FredianiITV) October 27, 2018
Each of the children wore a shirt with the name of the fallen soldier on it.