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Remembering the Isle of Man's sacrifice during the First World War

The Great War cost the island the lives of nearly 1200 of its men.

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Paul Crone has some of their stories:


Sea of poppies pay tribute to war dead

Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Thousands of people have turned out to pay tribute to those killed in conflicts on remembrance Sunday. Today marks 100 years since the battle of the Somme.

A woman from Warrington has created a special display at her small parish of St Cross in Appleton Thorn. Barbara Johnson lost her Great Uncle in the battle and although not much is known about him she's sewn two thousand poppies onto a net over the pulpit after being inspired by displays in London.

2000 poppies adorn the pulpit in Warrington Credit: ITV Granada Reports

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.

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