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Special ceremony for Carlisle soldier awarded Victoria Cross

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A special ceremony has taken place in Carlisle, to mark 100 years since a local soldier was awarded the Victoria Cross.

Lt Joseph Henry Collin received the honour for "conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and self-sacrifice in action".

He was mortally wounded while protecting his platoon at Givenchy, in France, during the First World War.

Today, a flagstone to remember him was unveiled next to Carlisle's city centre war memorial.

Relatives of Lt Collin VC were present, as well as the Royal British Legion, veterans and serving military personnel.

The ceremony was part of a day of events to mark the start of Armed Forces Week.

Further events will take place throughout the week, culminating in Armed Forces Day on 30 June.