Kingston honours veterans past and present on Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day services were held across the borough to commemorate Armistice Day, marking 99 years since the end of World War I.

The Mayor of Kingston, Julie Pickering, led the procession through the Market Square on Sunday morning to commence the service with the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial.

“Kingston’s Remembrance Sunday events honour the present, reminding us that we are supporting a new generation of veterans – men and women who, during more recent conflicts, have made great sacrifices overseas to help protect the rights and freedoms of others,” she said.

Following the wreath laying, a service was held in All Saints Church, with a March Past from the Ancient Market Place to the Guildhall.

Dozens of people lined the streets to watch the parade of soldiers, cadets and marines pass through the square on Remembrance Day (Sunday, November 12) to pay respects to the Armed Forces who lost their lives in service.

Organisations represented by the day included St John’s Ambulance service, the Royal British Legion and Wrens, among others.

The commemorations continued through the borough with events in New Malden, Surbiton and Chessington.

Sixty four soldiers from the Royal Borough of Kingston-Upon-Thames lost their lives in the First World War.

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