First World War widow to attend Armistice ceremony

Senior representatives of the Government and the armed forces will attend an memorial service to mark Armistice at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Burton-on-Trent.

The new Never Forget memorial unveiled by the British Legion at the National Memorial Aboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, in September. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

The last surviving First World War widow, Dorothy Ellis, is expected to attend the outdoor event at the Staffordshire memorial, which bears the names of more than 16,000 fallen service personnel.

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Armistice Day commemorated

Acts of remembrance for Britain's war dead are taking place to mark Armistice Day, including a service at the national Armed Forces Memorial. The Duke of Edinburgh has also attended a service in Belgium.