Battlefields Tour

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Memorial to Private G.S. Peachment V.C.

I am visiting the Battlefields of Northern France and Southern Belgium this week with a coach party from St.Annes in Tottington.

The principal visit yesterday was to the memorial to George Stanley Peachment who was awarded the Victoria Cross following his bravery in trying to save his Company Commander during the battle of Loos in 1915. Private Peachment lived at The Nook, Beryl Avenue in Tottington and we were joined by members of his family as we laid a wreath during a short service of remembrance during which I read out the regimental Collect of the Rifle Regiment which Private Peachment belonged to.

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David at the Memorial to Pvte G.S. Peachment V.C.