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North West marks First World War Centenary

All this week we will marking the centenary of the First World War with special reports from Paul Crone

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Memorial unveiled to Gallipoli hero

Memorials have taken place in the North West to mark the centenary of Britain's involvement in the first World War.

The memorial at St John the Evangelist in Abram Credit: Jim Cook, ITV Granada
Corporal John Grimshaw was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour Credit: Imperial War Museums

In Abram near Wigan memorial was unveiled to Corporal John Grimshaw who fought at the Gallipolli landing. Corporal Grimshaw was awarded one of the famous "six VCs before breakfast" for his part in the conflict. Veterans and serving soldiers were among those who attended.

The memorial to Corporal John Grimshaw Credit: Jim Cook, ITV Granada

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