31 Jul '14, 10am

Wiltshire pays respects to fallen of #FirstWorldWar at Tidworth Military Cemetery #WW1

Wiltshire pays respects to fallen of #FirstWorldWar at Tidworth Military Cemetery #WW1

Pictured: A schoolgirl from Zouch school places the last cross on the Tidworth Memorial Board. Images by Cpl Si Longworth; Crown copyright Brigadier Piers Hankinson Commander 43 (Wessex) Brigade said: ”It shows the strength of the relationship between the military and the community in Wiltshire that we have come here today to remember those who died and it is very poignant. "And I think the location is really important - this is Tidworth Military Cemetery - and there are more than 500 graves here from the First and Second World Wars primarily for soldiers, internationally not just British, so Canadian, Australian and New Zealanders who died on Salisbury Plain whilst training and preparing to go to war - so there is huge legacy here." Wiltshire Council leader, Jane Scott, said: “This was a really unique event and I’d like to thank everyone who came to the cemetery today to ...

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