1. Wedding DJ Gary Jones walks his dogs every night past a war memorial in Prince’s Park in Irlam, Greater Manchester, and recently became frustrated that nothing was being done to mark the World War I centenary.
So he decided to do something about it.
2. The 31-year-old went to a local Tesco store and bought 250 candles to stage his own vigil to commemorate the start of the Great War and all those who gave their lives for their country.
He told the Manchester Evening News: “Something just started to niggle at me that nothing was being done in Irlam at the memorial.
“As I walked the dog that night I counted up all the names and just thought that it would be a nice thing to do. I thought I would do it seen as no one else was going to [sic].”
3. Jones said two other men who were walking their dogs in the park at the time stopped to help him light the candles.
“It was just a spur of the moment thing for all the right reasons,” he added.
After returning home from his walk Jones uploaded a picture of the vigil to Facebook, writing: “250 later and one for every hero. RIP boys.”