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Hampshire town to mark centenary of WW1 with Silent Soldiers

A town in Hampshire will display an array of statues of in remembrance of the fallen as the 100 year anniversary marking the end of World War I dawns.

Suitably named The Silent Soldiers, the life-size silhouettes that will stand in symbolic tribute at locations around New Milton town.

It's part of a collaboration between the New Milton Town Council and the Royal British Legion Hampshire & Isle of Wight.

The figures symbolise the representation of “Tommy” returning home silently at the end of the war but also remembers those that lost their lives and never made it back.

The Silent Soldier campaign pays respect to those who gave so much during World War I in this centenary anniversary of the end of the Great War.

Silhouettes can be sponsored by companies, local organisations and individuals at a donated cost of £250 each. They will be displayed in the community in November and December.