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First World War Commemoration Event – Tidworth Military Cemetery – 30 July 2014

First World War Commemoration Event – Tidworth Military Cemetery – 30 July 2014

Communities across the county will come together on 30 July to mark and commemorate the sacrifice made by 10,000 soldiers from Wiltshire during the First World War.
Each fallen soldier will be remembered on a named cross produced by school children in Wiltshire. All 10,000 crosses will be placed on a wall of remembrance which will provide the focus for this special event.
Over 100 schools are now taking part in this activity and many are taking it further including one school making a visit to Tidworth Military Cemetery.
In addition, Wiltshire Council will be at the Trowbridge Armed Forces event on 28 and 29 June and Salisbury Armed Forces day on 29 June, where children are welcome to come and make a cross for the memorial wall.
If you are holding a First World War event and you would like to get involved, please contact Carlene Robinson on 01225 713152 or email events@wiltshire.gov.uk
This event is open to anyone who wishes to attend the service of remembrance and reflect on the huge sacrifice made by so many from Wiltshire. For further information including parking, please visit Heritage in Wiltshire
If you are holding an event to commemorate the First World War please add it to our Wiltshire events calendar.
We look forward to seeing you on 30 July, and to welcoming you to the commemoration event.
Kind regards
Jane Scott OBE, Leader Wiltshire Council and Brigadier Piers Hankinson, 43 Wessex Brigade


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