Axminster remembers its fallen

PUBLISHED: 16:30 13 November 2016 | UPDATED: 08:55 17 November 2016

Serving soldier Lance Cpl Oliver Clark of the First Rifles lays a poppy wreath at Axminster War Memorial. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Serving soldier Lance Cpl Oliver Clark of the First Rifles lays a poppy wreath at Axminster War Memorial. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

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East Devon towns and village turn out in force to wear their poppies with pride

Commemoration Co-ordinator Mervyn Symes reads the names of the men and woman from the Axminster area who lost their lives in the two world wars,  watched by RBL Chaplain Geoffrey Walsh, RBL branch president Ken Brake  and servers Jean Ray, Lilian Tucker and Bluey Hancock. Picture: CHRIS CARSONCommemoration Co-ordinator Mervyn Symes reads the names of the men and woman from the Axminster area who lost their lives in the two world wars, watched by RBL Chaplain Geoffrey Walsh, RBL branch president Ken Brake and servers Jean Ray, Lilian Tucker and Bluey Hancock. Picture: CHRIS CARSON

Towns and villages across East Devon paid tribute to the victims of war at remembrance Sunday Services today (Sunday, November 13).

At Axminster a parade of uniformed organisations was led by piper Brian Young, from Kilmington, from the south street car park to the war memorial on the Minster Green.

Co-ordinator Mervyn Symes read the names of the local men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice during both world wars before poppy wreaths were laid.

Prayers were led by Royal British Legion chaplain Rev Geoffrey Walsh, who also conducted the church service which followed.


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