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Fallen soldiers remembered as centenary events begin

Audrey Rowberry laid 18 roses at the grave of a fallen soldier. Picture submitted

Audrey Rowberry laid 18 roses at the grave of a fallen soldier. Picture submitted

Leek Wotton has remembered the fallen in a service to mark 100 years since Britain joined the Great War.

The All Saints’ church congregation was joined by relatives of soldiers named on the memorial for a special service on Sunday, August 3.

The gathering included poems, dedications and an additional verse to the National Anthem which was published in 1918 by the then vicar, Reverend Edward Riley.

Later, 18 red roses - to mark the lives lost from the village - were placed on the grave of driver William Hobbins who served with the Royal Field Artillery.

He died in hospital after being wounded in France.

The village history group has researched histories of all those who died and published a book to be distributed across the parish as part of centenary celebrations.

 

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