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Crosses laid on commonwealth graves in Gravesham

PUBLISHED: 17:18 02 November 2018 | UPDATED: 10:48 03 November 2018

Memorial Services were held at churches and cemeteries across Gravesham on October 31 and November 1, where more than 300 crosses were laid on the first and second World War Commonwealth Graves. Picture: Gravesham Council

Memorial Services were held at churches and cemeteries across Gravesham on October 31 and November 1, where more than 300 crosses were laid on the first and second World War Commonwealth Graves. Picture: Gravesham Council

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Memorial Services were held at churches and cemeteries across Gravesham on October 31 and November 1, where more than 300 crosses were laid on the First and Second World War Commonwealth Graves.

Mayor of Gravesham Cllr David Hurley said: “The past couple of days have been very moving.

“It has been an honour to pay tribute and to be able to lay crosses on the graves of those that lost their lives for us.

“We still have several Remembrance events including Windmill Hill Gardens on 11 November at 11am. I hope to see lots of you there.”

There will also be a World War One History Day on Saturday, November 3 at Gravesend Borough Market from 10am to 3pm.

The Educational Company Hands on History will be in attendance with an array of replica uniforms and weaponry.

There will also be talks from Andy Robertshaw at 11am and 2pm on Trench life and the forgotten victory 1918 as well as the Military Ancestry Roadshow and more.

For more information on remembrance events go to www.visitgravesend.co.uk/events.

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