Residents of a Bury care home honoured First World War hero, Private George Stanley Peachment on the 116th anniversary of his death.

The rifleman from Bury who inspired the name for Peachment Place extra care facility was the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross, the most prestigious award for gallantry for the British and Commonwealth forces.

He won the medal posthumously after selflessly trying to save his company commander ath the Battle of Loos, losing his life in the process.

Residents at Peachment Place have kept his memory alive by running an event each year since the home opened in 2018, with their Tenant and Residents Association working with Bury Council, Six Town Housing an representatives from Bury's veteran community.

The Borough of Bury Veteran's Society brought along vintage army vehicles to display along with food and entertainment.

Padre Hugh Berne from St Ann's Church in Tottington also made an appearance, raising a flag before the event, which included speeches from Bury North MP James Daly and Bury Council leader Cllr Eamonn O'Brien about the enduring legacy of George's memory and sacrifice.

Gabrielle Dean, scheme manager for Six Town Housing at Peachment Place, said: "The event has been a true tribute and testament to George Peachment.

"It was a fantastic morning and the tenants carried on with activities all through the afternoon too.

"It showed just what a vibrant and passionate community we have here at the scheme."

Cllr Eamonn O'Brien, leader of Bury Council, said: "Peachment Place is a wonderful example of support services for those who need a helping hand, including many veterans.

"This connections between those who dedicate their lives to the service of others formed the perfect backdrop to this commemoration.

"George Stanley Peachment remains the youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross in our nation's history.

"His sacrifice and service have not truly had the recognition they deserve in our town, which was why I was so pleased to support naming our extra care housing scheme in his honour.

"Organised by the tenants and resident's association, representations of the veteran's community and Six Town Housing, this commemoration was a poignant reminder of what George Peachment left behind in Bury."