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Lee Rigby's widow and son lay wreaths in Woolwich on Armistice Day

Rebecca and Jack Rigby pictured on Armistice Day. Credit: PA Wire

The widow and son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby laid wreaths to mark Armistice Day.

As the UK fell silent to remember the nation's war dead, Jack Rigby and his mother Rebecca attended a service at St George's Chapel in Woolwich where Fusilier Rigby's name is engraved on a brass plaque.

A handwritten note on a wreath laid by his son Jack read: "To daddy, me and mummy miss and always love you."

Message written on a wreath by Jack Rigby. Credit: PA Wire
Rebecca Rigby points at the plaque. Credit: PA Wire
Jack Rigby looking at a memorial in his father's memory. Credit: PA Wire

Rigby's mother Lyn had to "fight really hard" to get a memorial for her murdered son installed close to the site where he died, the soldier's grandparents said.

Raymond and Yvonne Bonnett told ITV News' Paul Davies that it was "wonderful" that the family could finally visit a memorial bearing their grandson's name.

"It is so much better having something like this to come to rather than just laying flowers at the roadside," Mrs Bonnett said.

The 25-year-old soldier was run over and hacked to death outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich in May 2013.

His killers, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale, were jailed for life and 45 years respectively.

Rebecca Rigby (left), the widow of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby, and son Jack. Credit: PA Wire
Lee Rigby died in May 2013. Credit: PA Wire
Lyn Rigby (centre) had fought to get a memorial to her son installed in Woolwich. Credit: PA Wire

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