Help find a home for Pompey Pals

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
 at the Southsea Village in Palmerston Road Picture: Habibur Rahman

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PORTSMOUTH historians are looking for a home for hundreds of pieces of memorabilia commemorating the Portsmouth men who gave their lives in the First World War.

Portsmouth City Council is helping in the search for places to exhibit the historic items with the Pompey Pals, a group set up to commemorate the local men who formed the 14th and 15th ‘Pals battalions’ of the Hampshire Regiment.

More than 1,400 of the ‘Pals’ who formed the battalions in Portsmouth were killed during the war.

Councillor Linda Symes, cabinet member for culture, said: We are very pleased to work with the Pompey Pals. It is extremely important for us to remember this loss to the city.’

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