New Milton War Memorial will host a dedication service to Lt Col George Campbell Wheeler VC and 2nd/9th Gurkha Rifles on Thursday 23 February starting at 11 am. All are welcome to attend.
This service has been arranged by the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion to honour their bravery when on enemy lines in the face of very heavy fire on 23 February 1917 at Shumran on the River Tigris.
A memorial stone with the citation is now in place by the War Memorial.
Order of Service
Welcome Cllr David Hawkins, New Milton Town Mayor
Dedication Reverend Andrew Bailey
Exhortation Colonel (Retd) Ron Back
The Kohema Cllr Goff Beck
Reveille Sounded by LCpl Depesh Gurung 2RGR
Wreath Laying Gurkha Brigade Association,
9 Gurkha Rifles, Royal Gurkha Rifles
Blessing Reverend Andrew Bailey