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Saturday, 21 May 2016

The Battle of The Somme remembered

The Milford on Sea branch of the Royal British Legion will be commemorating The Battle of The Somme.

The Battle of the Somme began at 07.30 hrs on the 1st July,1916. On the first day, 20,000 Servicemen died and a further 40,000 were wounded. The battle lasted until 18th November that year, a total of 141 days. Amongst those who died were many from The New Forest, Milford on Sea and the Old Lymington Borough.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at 0730 hrs, Friday 1st July 2016 to pay tribute to all who laid down their lives. This will take place on the Village Green Milford on Sea, where a wreath will be laid, which in due course will be taken to the War Memorial Hospital and placed on the boards listing all the men of the village who served in the Great War and did not return.

Prior to the Service of Remembrance a Vigil will be observed on the Village Green from 06.00 hours, when those present can reflect on the price paid for our freedom. 

You are invited to join in this Service officiated by Cannon Rev. Ray Hubble and to take part in the Vigil.

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them”


Milford on Sea, Royal British Legion
Mike Reed, Vice Chairman
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