Service in Clacton commemorates First World War Centenary

First World War Centenary service.
The service was led by Major Elizabeth Burns of Clacton Salvation Army and Fred Nicholls, Vice-Chairman of Tendring District Council gave the reading.

More than 250 people turned out to a service to mark the centenary of the beginning of the First World War in Clacton today.

The service was staged at the War Memorial on the town’s seafront at 11am and was attended by all ages.

A number of wreaths were laid from various organisations and there was a roll call of those named on the memorial that died in 1914, as well as those for whom a date of death is not recorded or who died after 1918.

Adrian Nation, a singer songwriter from Holland-on-Sea, performed “The Band Played Waltzing Matilda” which is all about Gallipoli.
First World War Centenary service.