Wiltshire

10,000 WW1 soldiers remembered at Tidworth cemetery

Crosses made by Wiltshire school children to commemorate WW1 Image copyright Wiltshire Council
Image caption School children made a cross for each of 10,000 soldiers from Wiltshire who died during World War One

Every Wiltshire soldier who died during World War One is being remembered at a commemorative event.

School children made 10,000 cardboard crosses, one for each soldier, which will be placed on a wall of remembrance at Tidworth Military Cemetery.

Jane Scott, Wiltshire Council leader, said the wall would remind people of all those from the county who died.

Brig Piers Hankinson said it was "entirely appropriate" to remember the sacrifice of the soldiers.

"The British Army has had, and continues to have, an exemplary relationship with the people of Wiltshire and we (in the Army) consider ourselves extremely well supported," said Brig Hankinson, 43 (Wessex) Brigade.

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