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The Chorley Pals Memorial

The Chorley Pals Memorial

The Chorley Pals Memorial is dedicated to the memory of the original 222 soldiers of the Chorley Pals – Y Company, 11th (Service) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who left the town in February 1915 to fight in World War One; many were killed and wounded on the Somme on the 1st July 1916.

The memorial and seven foot high statue of a soldier in WW1 uniform was unveiled on Sunday, 28th February 2010 by Sister Francis (the daughter of Chorley Pal, Henry Calderbank) and the town’s MP, Lindsay Hoyle.

We would sincerely like to thank the people of Chorley, the financial donors and everyone who helped to make this permanent memorial possible.

Our work continues with a new heritage project in the town called ‘Chorley Remembers’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and supported by the Chorley Building Society.


Chorley Remembers