Plaques for War Soldiers Unveiled in Manchester Cemetery

Posted by admin on Jul 25, 2011

Plaques to honour six men who risked their lives in military action in the 19th and 20th centuries have been unveiled in Manchester. The brass plaques have been put on display at Philips Park Cemetery.

One honours William Jones who was awarded the Victorian Cross for his part in Rorke’s Drift during the Anglo-Zulu war in 1879. Another honours George Stringer who was given the same medal for his actions at Mesopotamia in World War I.

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