On the 21st November 2015, a memorial plaque commissioned by Birmingham City Council to commemorate the Centenary of the Birmingham Pals Battalions leaving British shores to fight in the First World War, was dedicated in a special service attended by the, The Lord Mayor, The Dean of Birmingham and the Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands.

Representatives of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers and veterans of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment attended the event.

Two years later, (following the completion of road works), the plaque will be installed at the Museum and Art Gallery’s Great Charles Street entrance.

This will be a permanent reminder that the Birmingham Pals were attested at the Museum and Art Gallery, before going off to war, 100 years ago.