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WWI - 100 Years on, 
Nov. 9th 2014 - Verwood Remembers

Royal British Legion Remembrance day - 2014.

At 09:30 a.m on the 9th November 2014 a "Remembrance Day" Service (standing room only) was held in St Michaels Church Verwood. At the end of the service and after collecting their Poppy Wreaths. representatives of the attending organisation marched behind Verwood Concert Brass from St Michaels to Ferrett Green.  There in front of a large crowd and after a short service the 2 minute silence was observed at 11:00 a.m. Sophie Howes from Verwood Concert Brass played "The Last Post" and "Reveille". Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial by the Mayor, the Royal British Legion, the Royal British Legion Womens Section, Help for Heroes, Police Service, Fire Service, Churches, Youth Organisations and many societies and individuals from Verwood.  The Rev. Andrew Sinclair led the prayers and gave the final blessing. 
(The Picture shows The Mayor of Verwood  (Cllr. Pat Morrow) laying her wreath)

 

In her speech the mayor of Verwood  (Cllr. Pat Morrow) mentioned the last soldier from Verwood to die (Rifleman Philip Allen - see picture)

The Mayor also welcomed a contingent of soldiers from the 259 Signal Regiment (Information Support) based in Blandford who were supporting the event as 126 Petroleum Squadron West Moors has now been disbanded. The training facility still remains at West Moors.

The soldiers from 259 Signal Regiment, Blandford wish to build up links with Verwood and offer support in the future.


Freeman Mrs Pam Reeks leading the Verwood Concert Brass.

main photos; Stuart Clifton

 

 
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