Unveiling of WWI Chorley Pals' memorial

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A memorial has been unveiled to the 222 Chorley Pals who served in World War I, after three years of fundraising.

The 7ft (2m)-high statue of a uniformed soldier on a plinth, overlooking Chorley's main market, was unveiled in an official ceremony on Sunday.

It features the names of the men who served with the company.

The Chorley Pals eventually joined the better-known Accrington Pals and were decimated at the opening of the Battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916.

The unveiling was to mark 95 years since the Pals left the town to go to war.

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