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Commemoration service for First World War battles

Mayor to attend commemoration service

Page last updated at 29 June 2016 at 15:40

Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Des Scott will attend a special service to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland.

The service, that is open to the public, will be led by the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford & District Branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL). The Mayor’s chaplain, the Reverend Monsignor Father John Nelson will be conducting the service that will take place on Friday 1st July at 11.00am at the Holy Cross Church, Leigh Road, Eastleigh.

Mayor of Eastleigh Cllr Des Scott said, “I am honoured to attend this service and support the Royal British Legion in commemorating all those that died in these two significant First World War battles.”

Norman Brown, President of the Eastleigh, Chandler’s Ford & District RBL said, ”On behalf of the people of Eastleigh, I am proud to remember all those who paid the ultimate sacrifice at the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Jutland.”

After the service the congregation will walk from the church to the War Memorial on Leigh Road Recreation Ground where the Royal British Legion’s chaplain the Right Reverend Richard Palmer will say a prayer.

The Mayor and Norman Brown will lay a joint wreath on behalf of the Royal British Legion and the people of the borough. The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Joan Ferrer, JP DL will be laying a wreath on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant, Nigel Atkinson.