The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Glynn Evans will lead a commemoration ceremony at Philips Park Cemetery on Friday November 2 in honour of the recipients of the Victoria Cross.
The event will begin at 10.30am with an opening address by the Lord Mayor. This will be followed by biographical details of the two recipients of the Victoria Cross who are buried at Philips Park Cemetery.
The Victoria Cross is Britain's highest award for gallantry. Private William Jones of the 24th regiment of the South Wales Borderers was awarded the VC in 1879 for his valour in Rorke's Drift, Natal against the Zulu warriors.
Private George Stringer of the 1st Battalion of the Manchester Regiment was awarded a VC during ES Sinn in Mesopotamia in 1889.
Father Andrew Stringfellow of Sacred Heart Church in Gorton will give a blessing and the Last Post will be played by a bugler of the Greater Manchester Police Band.
The Lord Mayor will lay a wreath at the plaques in memory of the recipients of the Victoria Cross and will pay his respects at their graves.
Pupils from Ravensbury Community School on Tartan Street in Clayton will sing Where Have All the Flowers Gone in memory of those soldiers who fought so gallantly for their country.
The Lord Mayor will then lay a poppy wreath at the war memorial.
The Lord Mayor said: "It is important to remember those who have fought for our country and showed such amazing valour. We must not forget what these soldiers went through. The Victoria Cross is the highest award this country can bestow and that is testimony to the bravery of these men."
Margaret Blackburn, tel: 0161 234 4014