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Remembrance

Welcome to the Devizes Branch of The Royal British Legion

The Royal British Legion is recognised as the national custodian of Remembrance.

Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today.

View our News & Events calendar for details of local Remembrance events.

 

World War 1 Commemoration

With the 100th anniversary of the First World War commencing in August 2014, the Royal British Legion in Wiltshire wants to commemorate all those Wiltshire men and women who lost their lives in the Great War. However, the task is too much for the County membership to undertake on their own and so they are seeking the help of the County Towns and Parishes. They are asking all our Towns and Parishes to identify from their memorials the names of those who fell in the Great War, and the month and year in which they died and for their names to be recorded in the Town/Parish Newsletter 100 years on from the month in which they died.

The Legion are also asking that Towns and Parishes try to undertake a little research about the lives of these people, so that two or three lines about them could be added to their names in the Newsletters. The Legion hopes that perhaps children of the Town/Parish, a local historian, the Local Legion Branch, or indeed anyone within the Town/Parish might be interested in taking on this task. The Royal British Legion will keep Towns and Parishes informed of commemorative events as they are planned across these 5 years.

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