Armistice Day 2008

Barneville                                                        Fierville Les Mines              From left, Britain's three remaining First World War veterans

                                                                                                                                     Bill Stone108,  Henry Allingham, 112, and Harry Patch, 110

November 11th 2008 was the 90th anniversary of the guns falling silent at the end of the First World War.

Today throughout France, England and Belgium each city, town and village remembered the sacrifice. In Fierville Les Mines at the time of the Great War there was a population of under 300. Our memorial lists the names of twenty five young men who never came back.

Our local ceremonies revolve around a religious service in the Paris Church at Barneville. Before or after the service each village in our area will hold its on act of remembrance at the village War Memorial.

In London three of the four surviving veterans laid wreaths at the Cenotaph.

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