Remembering the fallen at services across East Devon

PUBLISHED: 17:00 14 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:32 17 November 2017

Axminster Royal British Legion branch  members at the Remembrance Day service ( l to r) chairman David Warnmer, minutes' secretary Anne Sheppard and secretary Bill Sheppard. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Axminster Royal British Legion branch members at the Remembrance Day service ( l to r) chairman David Warnmer, minutes' secretary Anne Sheppard and secretary Bill Sheppard. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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Towns and villages turn out in force to honour the victims of war

Axminster Scouts, Cubs and Beavers at the town's Remembrance Day service. Picture: CHRIS CARSON Axminster Scouts, Cubs and Beavers at the town's Remembrance Day service. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Towns and villages across East Devon turned out in force to honour the victims of war at Remembrance Sunday services yesterday (November 12)

At Axminster a large crowd gathered around the war memorial to hear the names the town’s war victims read out by co-ordinator Mervyn Symes before the two minutes’ silence and watch the laying of poppy wreaths.

Earlier uniformed groups and members of local organisations paraded from the South Street car park to the Minster Green, lead by piper Brian Young.

At Honiton, a remembrance parade took place from New Street before an intimate ceremony was held at St Paul’s Church.

Wreath layers and Ministers at Kilmington's Remembrance Day service. Picture: SUBMITTED Wreath layers and Ministers at Kilmington's Remembrance Day service. Picture: SUBMITTED

After the ceremony, the wreaths were laid by the town’s war memorial.

At Kilmington Commander Stafford Seward RN (ret’d), chairman of the village branch of the Royal British Legion set off maroons to mark the two minutes’ silence.

The Remembrance Sunday Service followed in the Baptist Beacon Chapel where a brilliant array of knitted poppies greeted more than 160 people

At Seaton the RBL branch lead the Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial in St Gregory’s Churchyard, prior to morning service..

Saeton mayor Jack Rowland at the remembrance service, Picture: IAN BARRADALE Saeton mayor Jack Rowland at the remembrance service, Picture: IAN BARRADALE

The names of the fallen were read, followed by the playing of the Last Post and two minutes’ silence. Posies of poppies were laid by children on the war graves in the churchyard.

Axminster Mayor Jeremy Walden lays a poppy wreath at the war memorial. Picture: CHRIS CARSON Axminster Mayor Jeremy Walden lays a poppy wreath at the war memorial. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

A salute to the fallen during Axminster's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: CHRIS CARSON A salute to the fallen during Axminster's Remembrance Sunday service. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance Day service, 2017. Darby Allen, Gary Kingston and Dave Payne (100 years Combined Service). Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance Day service, 2017. Darby Allen, Gary Kingston and Dave Payne (100 years Combined Service). Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round Honiton Remembrance day Service, 2017. Picture: Matt Round

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