Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather at the funeral of former Royal Marine James 'Jimmy' McConnell. He had no relatives, and lived in a care home in Portsmouth.
However, after hearing of Jimmy's death, other armed forces personnel have rallied together to make sure his funeral will be well attended.
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People across the South remembered the those who lost their lives during the silence at midday across Britain.
Friday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region
Friday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region