Re­mem­ber­ing the hor­rors of war

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A COM­MU­NITY came to­gether for a spe­cial church ser­vice to re­mem­ber those who died in the First World War.

The Royal Bri­tish Le­gion, the parish coun­cil and school­child­ren united at a ser­vice on Sun­day, July 20, to re­mem­ber the peo­ple from the vil­lage of Chal­font St Peter who fought and died in the First World War.

The spe­cial guests were Deputy Lieu­tenant Roger Con­nor, High Sher­iff Joe Bar­clay, vice chair­man of Chiltern District Coun­cil Mimi Harker and chair­man of Chal­font St Giles Parish Coun­cil Bill War­ren.

Chair­man of Chal­font St Peter Parish Coun­cil Linda Smith said: “I am ex­tremely proud of this spe­cial ser­vice which brought to life the hor­ror of this war and the many men from our vil­lage who fought for us, 108 of whom never re­turned. From young Vic­to­ria McMullen sing­ing Hero at the start to a rous­ing ren­di­tion of Jerusalem from the con­gre­ga­tion at the end, it was a fit­ting trib­ute as we com­mem­o­rated the 100 years since the start of the First World War.”

Chil­dren from Chal­font St Peter Church of Eng­land Academy had made a gi­ant poppy for the oc­ca­sion and read war po­ems and ex­tracts from their own re­search into lo­cal he­roes

Chair­man of Chal­font St Peter and Chal­font St Giles Bri­tish Le­gion Keith Bowler, said: “It was a won­der­ful oc­ca­sion which truly marked the begin­ning of the First World War and all its hor­rors.”

The Bri­tish Le­gion will be mark­ing the cen­te­nary on Mon­day, Au­gust 4, with a vigil at the War Memo­rial in Chal­font St Peter from 10pm to 11pm. All are wel­come.

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FALLEN HE­ROES: Chil­dren from Chal­font St Peter Church of Eng­land Academy made a gi­ant poppy for the oc­ca­sion

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