Cllr David Hawkins, New Milton Town Mayor welcomed a large crowd of over 500 people, many in uniform, to the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground.
The Town Clerk said 97 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 the 223 local servicemen and women who lost their lives – 83 from WW1 and 140 from WW11 – whose names appear on this Memorial, together with 26 local residents who died in the bombings of New Milton during World War II.
In total, 249 local people lost their lives in these two wars.
On Sunday 8 November, 2015 the Last Post was sounded and following the Exhortation recited by Brigadier Paul Jepson, President of New Milton Royal British Legion, 2 minutes silence was observed from 11 o’clock.
The Chairman of New Milton Royal British Legion, Colonel Ron Back then recited the Kohima Epitaph. After the Reveille, the Wreath Layers were called forward by Town Clerk, Graham Flexman two and three at a time.
The Reverend Andrew Bailey then lead prayers in memory of those who died
The Parade Marshall, Cllr Goff Beck then marched the Parade along the high street to the Memorial Hall for the Remembrance Service.
Photos courtesy of Michael Angus.