PICTURES: Parade to remember Bideford’s World War One fallen

09:41 04 August 2014

Bideford

Bideford's memorial service. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Archant

Parade led through the town by a lone piper before wreaths laid at the cenotaph and the names of the fallen were read out.

THE fallen World War One soldiers of Bideford were remembered in a special parade and service through the town yesterday (Sunday).

Some 200 Bideford men lost their lives on the battlefields of France, Gallipoli and Mesopotamia.

To mark 100 years since the outbreak of war, a lone piper led a parade of Bideford Town Band and dignitaries through the town from Jubilee Square.

The parade moved to St Mary’s Church where a service took place to commemorate the fallen and wreaths were laid at the cenotaph.

The memorial parade in Bideford. Pic: Brian Saunders.The memorial parade in Bideford. Pic: Brian Saunders.

Mayor Mervyn Langmeade, along with the mace bearer and a Royal British Legion representative then read out the names of the fallen.

Brian Saunders, of the Bideford Royal British Legion, said: “Our thanks go to the parish church for the service and Bideford town clerk’s office for the support and assistance given to Bideford Royal British Legion to enable this event to take place.

“Special thanks to Barry Turner, chairman of Bideford RBL, and his wife Carol and daughter Jonquill for their efforts in making the day such a success.”

For more photos click on the gallery link above.

1 comment

  • Great Respect for Veterans Shown by People of Bideford. Bless all of you.

    Report this comment

    George Ross

    Monday, August 4, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 16:06
The models with show supporters from Saltrock and CLIC Sargent.

Stills tickets available for the show tonight (Friday) at Orchard Vale School in Barnstaple

Read more
Yesterday, 14:12
With the new 'Maurice' trophies are Arlene Collins and Oliver McCarron of Marsdens, plus (centre), Heather McNeilly of Shoreline Glass.

Don’t miss Ilfracombe’s tastiest food festival on Saturday, July 11

Read more
Yesterday, 13:58
Inside Infinity. Picture: Tony Edmonds

Family fun at Infinity this Saturday night as Ilfracombe’s new after dark venue hosts its public launch party...

Read more
Yesterday, 13:51
Queens Avenue residents gather at the play area site, which is under threat from development.

Queens Avenue residents dismayed at North Devon Homes plans to build on green space

Read more
Yesterday, 09:37
Picture by Graham Hobbs

Cannon firing marked the start of Bideford Heritage Week last weekend - with Heritage Day this Saturday.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:30
Race for Life in Barnstaple.

Hundreds of women will be turning Barnstaple pink for Cancer Research UK this Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:25
Fremington para-powerlifter Ross Austen (centre) took the gold medal at the British Championships

Ross Austen, 33, took up power lifting this year after sustaining injuries to his right leg during active service. Now he’s going for gold.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:21
Coopers Jewellery in Barnstaple High Street

Man appeared before magistrates yesterday (Thursday) morning in connection with Barnstaple incident

Read more
Thu, 16:29
The puma kittens make their first public appearance. Picture: John Hammond

Cute cats make an early first appearance to enjoy the summer sunshine

Read more
Thu, 13:04
LÉ James Joyce speeds away from Appledore. Picture: Sarah Howells

Gazette reporter Sarah Howells joined the pilot boat on the River Torridge to wave LÉ James Joyce on her way to Ireland this morning (Thursday).

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder