Vigil to remember Honiton’s fallen soldiers

PUBLISHED: 17:30 06 July 2016

The Somme vigil held in Honiton on July 1.

The Somme vigil held in Honiton on July 1.


Poignant service held by Honiton’s war memorial.

A vigil was held in Honiton to remember the first soldiers from around area who died in the Battle of the Somme.

Private Robert Major Harenburg, A/Sergeant S/625 Charles George Smallbones, Private Albert Bowles, Private William James Glade, and Private Christopher Payne, were all honoured at the poignant service, held at Honiton’s war memorial by St Paul’s Church.

The vigil, which was held on Friday, July 1, was followed by another service yesterday (Tuesday, July 5), paying tribute to Private William George Gosling, who died from wounds received on the Western Front.

He is buried in Chicques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

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