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THE COMMEMORATION OF THE FALLEN
High up, at the top of the columns of the nave, but none the less
reverently cared for and dusted, are laid up Colours of some of the
battalions of the Regiment. Starting from the west and going
clockwise round the nave, one will find those of the following units ,
excluding those not concerned with the 1914-1918 War:
23rd Battalion
18th Battalion
12th Battalion
loth Battalion
2nd Battalion
3rd/Sth Battalion
2nd/sth Battalion
2nd Battalion
9th Battalion
IIth Battalion
17th Battalion
The pike of the Regimental Colour of the 2nd Battalion carries a
wreath of fresh laurels, provided and periodically renewed by Major
A. H. Peacock, T.D., and his sister.
Memorials in Saiford
The ancient Borough of Salford contributed eleven battalions to
the Regiment and their losses are worthily honoured in several
places within its boundaries.
First, in Albion Place, there is a cenotaph (of which a photograph
appears opposite page 188), twenty feet high, surmounted by a
Sphinx, beneath which and at each angle of four large panels is
carved the Rose of Lancaster. On the front panel, facing Windsor
Crescent, is embossed the Regimental badge; and under this is the
following inscription :-
IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, N.C.Os. AND MEN OF
THE I/7TH, 2/7TH, 3/7TH, 1/8TH, 2/8TH, 3/8TH
15TH, 16TH, I9TH, 20TH AND 2IST
BATTALIONS
THE LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS
AND OF
THE OFFICERS, WARRANT OFFICERS, N.C.Os. AND
~1:EN
OF SALFORD SERVING IN OTHER BATTALIONS
OF THE REGIMENT WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT \VAR
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