Town centre parade tribute to Dewsbury’s VC heroes

Town centre parade tribute to Dewsbury’s VC heroes

DEWSBURY town centre came to a standstill on Saturday as the 3rd Battalion The Rifles paraded in memory of local Victoria Cross heroes Sergeant John William Ormsby and Private Horace Waller.

The march followed the laying of two paving stones at the memorial gardens on Longcauseway to mark their bravery during World War I battles in April, 1917.

Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff said: “I was honoured to meet with four generations of the family of Sgt Ormsby and to join them in marking the centenary.”

More than 200 troops took part in the march, which was led by the Band and Bugles of the Rifles.

The Mayor of Kirklees, Coun Jim Dodds, took the salute.

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