CURRENTLY in the second year of the centenary to mark 100 years since the First World War, Salford has a programme of events and activities to commemorate the war, entitled ‘Salford Remembers’, which runs until November, 2018.
This weekend marks the anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, a campaign of World War One that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula between April 25, 1915 and January 9, 1916. One particular Salford soldier from Ordsall, named Billy Unsworth was killed on August 21, 1915, at Gallipoli, along with hundreds of his pals, many from Salford.
Billy (William) Unsworth’s body was never found. However, he is remembered on the Helles Memorial (Gallipoli) and locally his name can be seen on a memorial which still stands in St Clement’s Church, Ordsall. There are many ways to be part of our World War One Centenary commemorations.
You may simply want to visit an exhibition or perhaps you are looking to host your own World War One event. Salford Remembers can support, promote and encourage commemorative activity across Salford and also aims to link groups and organisations together and signpost them to appropriate sources of information and funding.
If you are a community group interested in developing commemorative activity, please do not hesitate to get in touch via the following channels; email Jennifer.doherty@scll. co.uk or telephone 0161 778 0801. For more information about our commemoration programme visit http:// ww1.salford.gov.uk or follow us on twitter @salfordww1 using the hashtag #Salfordremembers.