Dedication Service 23 February 2017 February 22, 2017

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

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