On Saturday November 3rd 2018 at 11am at Teignmouth Old Cemetery there was a unique historic event – the first time ever that the war graves of Teignmouth Cemetery had been commemorated. This marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1 and recognised those who died in service and are buried in the 49 war graves scattered throughout the cemetery.
This was the culmination of the first phase of a project started by the Friends of Teignmouth Cemetery earlier this year – to clear and maintain the war graves in agreement with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The programme for the ceremony was as follows:
|Introduction||Neil Howell, Chairman FOTC|
|Prayers and Blessing of Poppies||Minister Jamie Redfern, Teignmouth Baptist Church|
|Exhortation||Remembrance Committee/Royal British Legion|
|Last Post, two minute silence, Reveille||Terry Aisthorpe, Trumpeter|
|Kohima Epitaph||Remembrance Committee/Royal British Legion|
|Closing words and unveiling of the War Graves Commemorative Board|
|Dispersal to lay Poppies on War Graves. Trinity School CCF|
There are a selection of photographs below from the ceremony together with some links to video footage and a Radio Devon interview prior to the ceremony.
Other Media Links:
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Video – Viv Wilson MBE
Video – Teignmouth Events
Interview – Radio Devon (fast forward to 2hrs 10 mins into the programme)