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Help remember Kingston’s 280 fallen soldiers this Remembrance Sunday

Kingston History Centre is helping to ensure no soldier is forgotten as the borough prepares for the four Remembrance services on Sunday 13 November. 

Visit the Kingston History Centre, which sits on the lower ground floor of Guildhall, to collect a dog tag with the name of a local fallen soldier, as well as information about their life, war service and their death. 

Kingston Council is marking Remembrance Sunday with four events across the borough: 

  • New Malden - The service at the War Memorial will begin at 9.30am. After the service at 10am the Mayor will be escorted back to the Guildhall in Kingston to attend Kingston services and to watch the march past.
  • Kingston - A procession will leave Guildhall at 10.35am and arrive at the War Memorial for 10.45am, in time for the Laying of the Wreaths and a short service. This is followed by a service of remembrance at All Saints Parish Church. The procession will then return to Guildhall where Remembrance Day commemorations will be concluded with a march past the Guildhall at 12noon. 
  • Surbiton - The service will begin at the War Memorial on Ewell Road at 10.45am, finishing at 11.30am. The parade will march from the Surbiton British Legion up to the War Memorial for the service and then return past the Surbiton Hill Methodist Church (where the salute is taken) back to Surbiton British Legion.
  • Chessington - The service will take place at the War Memorial at the Royal British Legion HQ, Church Fields, Church Lane, at 10.45am followed by a service at 11.15am at the Parish Church of St Mary the Virgin, Church Lane. 

Councillor Kevin Davis, Leader of Kingston Council, said: 
“This year’s Remembrance services will be particularly pertinent as we mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. My hope is that local people in Kingston take time out of their day, as I will, to remember those who fought for our freedom.”

Did your relatives serve during the war? Tweet us your stories and any images by contacting us at @RBKingston or using the hashtag #KingstonRemembers

Kingston’s fallen soldier remembrance project is in collaboration with Kingston War Memorials Association, with support from Kingston Heritage service. 

For more information on the Kingston History Centre, including opening times, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/visitkingstonhistorycentre

For more information on the Remembrance Sunday events, visit www.kingston.gov.uk/remembrance2016