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The Isle of Man remembers the fallen on Armistice Day

The Isle of Man supplied troops, vessels and enemy internment camps Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

The Isle of Man has joined commemorations for Armistice Day.

Crowds gathered this morning at Douglas War Memorial to pay respects to the 1,165 who lost their lives in World War 1.

'The Manxman' stands on top of a pillar overlooking Douglas Promenade Credit: Helen McKenna, ITV

More than 8,000 Manx men were enlisted - over 80% of the island's male population of military age. The memorial has a statue of a soldier on a 50ft pillar of Manx granite, called 'The Manxman'.

Another service will be held there on Remembrance Sunday at 11am.


At the going down of the sun and in the morning - we will remember them.

Ceramic poppy tribute at Lytham school

A series of events take place across the North West today to remember those killed in the two World Wars and other conflicts . The region will fall silent at 11am - the time the guns on the Western Front stopped at the end of the First World War.

Lytham school pupils with the poppies they made

Pupils at a school in Lytham have marked the sacrifice made by former pupils in the Great War. Year 9 at AKS which was King Edward VII and Arnold School commemorated the loss of their old boys by making ceramic poppies for each life lost. Head of Art and Design Laura P. Heap planned the project after discovering 33% (73) volunteers had lost their lives.

Youngsters learn about sacrifices made on battlefield

It's often said the young don't really appreciate the sacrifice service personnel made and are making on the battlefield.

Well this Armistice Day some of the young people of Lancashire have been finding out all about it.

Their headteacher has written a play about what his relatives did in the war.

And they've been performing that play today.

Adam McClean went to Preston to see their performance.


Hundreds attend war veteran's funeral

The funeral of a Second World War veteran has been attended by hundreds of people - most of whom never even knew him.

Funeral directors in St Annes in Lancashire posted a message in their local newspaper when they were informed of the death of Harold Jellicoe Percival.

Harold had died in a nursing home. His only family lived many miles away.

But when news of his death spread to the internet, something remarkable happened.

Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue reports.

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