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Battle of the Somme memorial service in Scunthorpe

A MEMORIAL service to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme will take place in Scunthorpe. Commemorations were held on Friday, July 1 to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War battle in northern France, the first day of which saw the British army suffer the worst number of casualties in its history. The battle continued for 141 days. A memorial service will take place on Tuesday, September 6 at St Lawrence’s Church. People will arrive at 7pm and the service will start at 7.30pm.

Lisa Murphy, vice-chairman of the North Lincolnshire Armed Forces Day Committee, who is organising the service, said: “We will be parading round to the war memorial outside the North Lincolnshire Museum on Oswald Road and carrying on the service there. This is just in the planning stages at the moment.”

147 TA REME will be attending and all veterans and standard bearers are welcome.

For more details, call Mrs Murphy on 07748 809844.

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