A bible that has survived since the Battle of the Somme will be carried as the Mercian Regiment marches through Chester today to mark a hundred years since the action. It belonged to Private Arnold Bishop who died in the fighting in France, and handed down to Jason Rollins. The 2nd Battalion Sergeant Major took it with him when he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. He was given it by his grandmother.
She told me how proud she was that I had become a Sergeant Major and told me to remain safe on tour and to take the bible as protection.
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Transport for Greater Manchester joined City Council and Network Rail as the country marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.