Ceremony remembering the First World War fallen in Town Hall Square

Fire fighters from Homerton Fire Station.

Fire fighters from Homerton Fire Station. - Credit: Archant

A ceremony to remember the sacrifices of the fallen during the First World War was held yesterday, on the eve of the conflict’s centenary.

Fire fighters from Homerton Fire Station.

Fire fighters from Homerton Fire Station. - Credit: Archant

Veterans, cadets, faith leaders and town officials led the tributes at the commemoration in Town Hall Square, Mare Street from 10am.

The centenary proceedings also celebrated Britain’s relationship with the Commonwealth and previously titled Colonies and Dominions, acknowledging the mutual history of Britain’s communities.

A day of remembrance was also held across the nation for those who served and died during the 1914-18 war which claimed the lives of 16 million.

Cllr Sharon Patrick, said: “It may have been 100 years since the start of the First World War but it is vitally important we continue to remember the terrible sacrifice made by so many during the conflict as well as the hardships endured by those at home.”


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