The touching tribute of a bronze drum and a plaque went on display this afternoon in Middleton, Greater Manchester, to mark the “ultimate sacrifice” of Fusilier Rigby.

His four-year-old son, Jack, and widow, Rebecca, were among those who attended the dedication service at Middleton Memorial Gardens.

Together, the pair laid a floral tribute with a message reading: “Me and Mummy Miss and Love You lots and lots. Jack xxx.”

Also at the service were the 25-year-old soldier’s mother and stepfather, Lyn and Ian, and his father, Philip McClure.

Speaking at the ceremony, Colonel Mike Glover, regimental secretary of the Lancashire Fusiliers, said: “The afternoon of May 22 2013 Fusilier Lee Rigby, of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, paid the ultimate sacrifice when the horror of the battlefield was brought to the streets of Woolwich.