The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial is a First World War memorial dedicated to members of the Lancashire Fusiliers killed in that conflict. Outside the Fusilier Museum in Bury, Greater Manchester, in North West England, it was unveiled in 1922—on the seventh anniversary of the landing at Cape Helles, part of the Gallipoli Campaign in which the regiment suffered particularly heavy casualties. The memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Lutyens was commissioned in light of a family connection—his father and great uncle were officers in the Lancashire Fusiliers, a fact noted on a plaque nearby. He designed a tall, slender obelisk in Portland stone. The regiment's cap badge is carved near the top on the front and rear, surrounded by a laurel wreath. Further down are inscriptions containing the regiment's motto and a dedication. Two painted stone flags hang from the sides.
The memorial was unveiled by Lieutenant General Sir Henry de Beauvoir De Lisle on 25 April 1922, using the novel method of pressing an electric button. The remaining funds were spent on drums and bugles for the regiment and donated to the Lancashire Fusiliers' compassionate fund. After the Lancashire Fusiliers were amalgamated into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in 1968, the memorial was adopted by the new regiment and rededicated to all fusiliers killed in action. It originally sat outside the Lancashire Fusiliers' headquarters in Wellington Barracks but was relocated when the barracks closed in the 1970s. It was moved again in 2009, this time to sit in a public park renamed Gallipoli Gardens, outside the Fusilier Museum, which moved at the same time. The memorial was designated a grade II listed building in 1992. It was upgraded to grade II* in 2015 (on the centenary of the Cape Helles landing), along with two other memorials related to the Gallipoli Campaign; later that year it was recognised as part of a national collection of Lutyens' war memorials.
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Alicia Piri | Mar 18, 2018
Attended a wedding last night 17/3/18. Absolutely perfect from start to finish. Helen and her team were outstanding.
ST Ablack | Feb 9, 2018
Great thing to do for the day. The VC displays and quartermaster's room are an absolute MUST. Get there from Piccadilly by tram,it's a nice ride. The staff are friendly,and the book selection in the museum shop is really good. (Be sure to check the display just opposite the counter for crazy deals). Ticket is just five pounds and gives you access for a year,so it's a no-brainer. Also,they have kids' area with books and things to try on,among other activities.
Andy Mills | Jan 8, 2018
Not actually seen the Exhibition YET!! The staff where good-humoured and I accessed the toilets before leaving with a DVD for 50p.
Curtis | Feb 13, 2018
Very proud that this place is funded and has been open now for a few years. Really something Burundians(real word!) should be proud of having in our town centre.
Lynne Cage | Feb 22, 2017
My grandson Jim Cox aged 8 said ...."It was great and if you need to know anything about the war, you've got it here." Personally I thought the exhibits were...clean, tidy and very well displayed. There is a great collection of medals to view, and plenty of interactive displays for children to be involved in. A great place to visit.
Kathryn Rooney | Apr 10, 2018
Visited the cafe for a lunch meeting. We met at 12:30 and were disappointed to find the dish of the day had already sold out. We then 're placed our order which only half of it came and we had to remind the staff about the rest of it. Food was good though
jonathan drinkwater | May 26, 2018
I will going the museum are reopen soon 9 may share team rise group my sexybabe emma Robinson
Christine Arrowsmith | May 5, 2018
Very light and airy, the food is good with real crocery, no paper cups and they even have fresh lemon for my tea.
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