Memorial to Pompey Pals unveiled at Fratton Park

The memorial to the Pompey Pals
The memorial to the Pompey Pals
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FANS and veterans gathered to see the unveiling of a new memorial at Fratton Park today.

The new memorial commemorates the Pompey Pals - Portsmouth area men of the 14th and 15th battalions of the Hampshire Regiment who gave their lives during the First World War.

Complete with a timeline of the war, the plaque shows pictures and names of some of the people who died.

It was unveiled by Dame Mary Fagan, the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire.

The idea for the plaque came from Bob Beech, chairman of the Pompey Pals - an organisation that remembers those who gave their lives to fight.

He said: ‘With this plaque we can remember those who fought and died in the war.

‘I am really pleased we can finally unveil it today.’

During a small service, poppy wreaths were laid at the memorial and a minute’s silence was observed.