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Fallen soldiers set to be honoured in Hackney tomorrow

PUBLISHED: 09:00 09 November 2013

Dignitaries, veterans and cadets will assemble at Hackney war memorial in Mare Street from 10am tomorrow

Dignitaries, veterans and cadets will assemble at Hackney war memorial in Mare Street from 10am tomorrow

Hackney Gunners website

In Hackney, a memorial service will take on special significance as the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War looms next year.

Dignitaries, veterans, cadets and service personnel will assemble next to Hackney Town Hall in Reading Lane at 10am before marching to nearby St-John-at-Hackney Church in Lower Clapton Road. There, they will lay wreaths at the church cenotaph before taking their seats for an 11am service. At 12.10pm, the parade will reform and return to the Town Hall to lay wreaths at 12.35pm.

Later that afternoon, dignitaries, veterans and cadets will assemble at Stoke Newington Town Hall in Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington at 12.15pm. There will be a wreath laying service at 12.30pm before a parade march past at 12:50pm. They will march to the air squadron World War II memorial in Lavell Street, Stoke Newington where there will be a short service at 1.30pm.

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