North Devon remembered this Remembrance Sunday, exactly 100 years to the minute that the guns of the Great War fell silent for the final time.

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Across the region in towns and villages communities turned out to pay their respects to the fallen of both world wars and in conflicts since.

Marking the centenary of the end of World War One, there was an even larger turn out than usual and many communities added special events to commemorate the solemn occasion.

In Combe Martin, a large procession of veterans and the families of soldiers who served marched along the village street to a service at the parish church before the traditional Act of Remembrance at 11am.

In Barnstaple, two shire horses joined the remembrance commemoration, while new benches were unveiled to honour the fallen and There But Not There silhouettes of British ‘Tommies’ have been placed around the town as part of a remembrance trail.

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

Ilfracombe held its traditional parade off the back of the hugely successful day of events yesterday (Saturday) to mark the centenary, including an amazing sound and visual show projected on to the Landmark Theatre towers.

Hundreds of people visited Saunton Sands to remember Ralph Cumine-Robson who was a member of the 3rd Company, 1st King George’s Own Sappers and Miners.

Just days after being promoted to captain he was killed in action in December 1914 aged 26.

Taking part in the commemorations were Devon-based Wren Music whose choir performed songs written for the home front. There was also a drumming performance and pebble art workshops.

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

In Bideford, there was a Remembrance service and parade through the town, as well a some special centenary events.

The Bideford Youth Pipe Band, along with thousands of other pipers and pipe bands around the world, took part in a tribute to the fallen of the First World War at 6am, at the exact time one hundred years earlier that the Armistice that signified the end of the war was signed.

Led by the Mayor & Mayoress of Bideford, Cllr and Mrs Doug Bushby, they marched across Bideford Long Bridge, playing the march When the Battle’s O’er.

During both the first and second world wars hundreds of Bideford men marched across the same bridge to the railway station to go off to war, many would never return.

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

The band marched back across the bridge making the symbolic return journey for them. In the evening as beacon was lit at Pollyfield.

READ MORE: Ilfracombe Remembers with a packed day of events and amazing show.

Lynton, South Molton, Bideford, Torrington, Braunton, Northam, Appledore and all the many communities in between all turned out today to pay their respects and mark the occasion.

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

If you have pictures from your community’s Act of Remembrance today, please send them to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk or add them to our Facebook page.

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Remembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony GussinRemembrance Sunday parade 2018 and Act of Remembrance in Combe Martin. Picture: Tony Gussin

Residents and staff at Pilton House in Barnstaple created dozens of poppies and draped them over the front of the building to mark the centenary of World War One. Picture: Pilton HouseResidents and staff at Pilton House in Barnstaple created dozens of poppies and draped them over the front of the building to mark the centenary of World War One. Picture: Pilton House

The remembrance display at Holy Trinity Church in Westward Ho!The remembrance display at Holy Trinity Church in Westward Ho!

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

The Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan CollinsThe Remembrance Sunday parade in Ilfracombe. Picture: Allan Collins

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Remembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon ElleryRemembrance Sunday Barnstaple 2018. Picture: Simon Ellery

Bideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford mayor Doug Bushby lights the beacon of remembrance at Pollyfield on Sunday. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford mayor Doug Bushby lights the beacon of remembrance at Pollyfield on Sunday. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham HobbsBideford's Remembrance Day events. Picture: Graham Hobbs

The Bideford Youth Pipe Band, along with thousands of other pipers and pipe bands around the world, took part in a tribute to the fallen of the First World War at 6am on Remembrance Day, at the exact time one hundred years earlier that the Armistice that signified the end of the war was signed. Led by the Mayor & Mayoress of Bideford, Cllr & Mrs Doug Bushby, they marched across Bideford Long Bridge, playing the march �When the Battle�s O�er�. Picture: Graham HobbsThe Bideford Youth Pipe Band, along with thousands of other pipers and pipe bands around the world, took part in a tribute to the fallen of the First World War at 6am on Remembrance Day, at the exact time one hundred years earlier that the Armistice that signified the end of the war was signed. Led by the Mayor & Mayoress of Bideford, Cllr & Mrs Doug Bushby, they marched across Bideford Long Bridge, playing the march �When the Battle�s O�er�. Picture: Graham Hobbs

A soldier takes part in the event at Saunton SandsA soldier takes part in the event at Saunton Sands

Sand portrait of Ralph Cumine-Robson at Saunton Sands.Sand portrait of Ralph Cumine-Robson at Saunton Sands.