Ninety-five years ago at the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day, of the eleventh month in 1918, the First World War ended.
In New Milton, we remember especially the 160 local servicemen who lost their lives in action, 65 from WW1 and 95 from WWII whose names appear on this Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.
In addition, a further 63 local servicemen died in service, and these additional names (18 from WWI and 45 from WWII) will be formally recognized and recorded on the War Memorial as part of the 100th Anniversary of the start of WWI on 4 August 2014.
Altogether, 223 local servicemen lost their lives in the two world wars, 83 in WWI and 140 in WWII, together with 26 local residents previously mentioned. In total, 249 local people lost their lives.
On Sunday, November 10th many New Milton residents gathered at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground to observe the 2 minute silence in respect of those who lost their lives. Below are some of the photos taken by Michael Angus of the gathering at the War Memorial.
Video footage of the Remembrance Parade