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The Preston Cenotaph stands on the flag market and is a monument to soldiers from Preston who perished in World War I and II.

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This photo is of the unveiling ceremony on 13 June 1926.

The following photographs were taken on Remembrance Day 2013, the memorial having recently been restored and the names of those Prestonians who have been killed in action since the end of the Second World War added .

The inscription reads;

BE EVER MINDFUL OF THE MEN OF PRESTON WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WARS 1914-1918 1939-1945 THIS LAND INVIOLATE YOUR MONUMENT

The service was lead by the Vicar of Preston, Father Timothy Lipscomb.

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They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow, They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe.They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. Lest we forget.

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Paul McCormick is the creator and administrator for the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment website. Since 2010 he has been researching the soldiers that served during the First World War and sharing their stories on his website. You can contact Paul through the website 'Contact Me' page or on Twitter and Facebook.
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