Pictures: East Devon remembers

PUBLISHED: 12:01 18 November 2016 | UPDATED: 08:56 23 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


Towns and villages across East Devon paid tribute to the victims of war at Remembrance Sunday services.

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 the Reverend Geoffrey Walsh who also conducted the church service which followed.

At Seaton, the Act of Remembrance was observed at the War Memorial, in St Gregory’s Churchyard, before the morning service.

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

At Colyton, the Remembrance Sunday service took place at St Andrew’s Church followed by laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.

At Kilmington, more than 150 people attended the ecumenical Remembrance Sunday Service in St Giles’ Church, conducted by the Reverend Simon Holloway, with an address by the Reverend Darrell Holmes, the Kilmington branch chaplain. The lessons were read by Royal Engineer Lance Corporal Alex Hill and young Ethan Crossley-Sloman from the Lyme Bay Baden Powell Scout Troop.

At Honiton, a parade was held in New Street, before a poignant service was held inside St Paul’s Church.

Similar acts of remembrance were held to mark Armistice Day on Friday, November 11.

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