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The Lancashire Fusiliers War Memorial is a First World War memorial originally dedicated to members of the Lancashire Fusiliers killed in that conflict, and later rededicated to all fusiliers killed in action. It was unveiled on 25 April 1922, the seventh anniversary of the landing at Cape Helles, part of the Gallipoli Campaign in which the regiment suffered particularly heavy casualties. It is now located outside the Fusilier Museum in Gallipoli Gardens in Bury, Greater Manchester (historically in Lancashire), in north-west England. The prominent architect Edwin Lutyens, whose father and great uncle were officers in the regiment, designed a tall, slender obelisk in Portland stone, with inscriptions containing the regiment's motto and a dedication, and the regiment's cap badge carved near the top. The memorial was designated a Grade II listed building in 1992. It was upgraded to II* in 2015, and later that year was recognised as part of a national collection of Lutyens' war memorials. (Full article...)
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