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Portsmouth Honours D-Day And Normandy Heroes

The city is honouring the men from the city who died during D-Day and the wider Normandy campaign through a series of plaques.

Portsmouth has started honouring men from the city who died during D-Day and the wider Normandy campaign.

The first of 119 plaques has been put up just outside the former home of Private Robert Johns.

Private John’s family were there to witness the event.

"Standing back on the street where he lived with his family makes me feel very emotional," said Jennifer Ward, the niece of Private Johns.

"To think that he is being remembered 75 years later... my grandparents would have been so touched by this."

The rest of the commemorative plaques will be placed outside the homes of the other men who died, all around the city.

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A small ceremony took place when the plaque for the Private was put up.