Remembrance Sunday – 8th November 2015 November 11, 2015

Remembrance Sunday – 8th November 2015

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.


Remembrance Sunday 2013 November 10, 2013

Remembrance Sunday 2013

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


Remembrance Sunday – November 10th November 7, 2013

Remembrance Sunday – November 10th

This coming Sunday we remember the fallen as part of the The New Milton Annual Service of Remembrance. The Remembrance takes place on the recreation ground where residents of the Town come together along with many community organisations for the wreath laying ceremony and two-minute silence at the War Memorial on the Recreation Ground.

The Remembrance will be led by Parade Marshal – Councillor Goff Beck and takes place at 10.50am with the two minute silence at 11.00am. Afterwards further remembrance will be taking place at the New Milton Memorial Centre. Whitefield Road.