Overstrand Parish Council

Battle of the Somme Remembrance Service at Overstrand

A service was held at St Martins Church War Memorial on the 2nd July,2016 to remember the seven Overstrand men who served during the Battle of the Somme.
In particular, Claude Church was remembered who died exactly 100 years ago.
Among the thirty people attending the service was Mrs Claudia Perham (nee Pickering), a niece of Claude Church and her daughter Rosie.
Also attending was Mr John Worthington wearing his recently awarded Legion d’ Honneur.
Following the service, people were invited to see the small Battle of the Somme display inside the church.
The display will remain open until the 18th November, 2016 , the day the Battle of the Somme ended.
Martin Dennis.

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