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Dora Gartside, the daughter of VC winner L.Cpl Joel Halliwell said she was "overwhelmed" by today's ceremony.
Among the crowds paying tribute to Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell were Lyn and Ian Rigby, the parents of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was murdered in Woolwich last year.
Middleton's only Victoria Cross recipient will be recognised today, with the unveiling of a street sign in his honour. Corporation Street will be renamed after Lance Corporal Joel Halliwell, who rescued 10 injured soldiers from no-man's land during the First World War.