Hampshire remembers the war dead

The Town-class frigate HMS Glasgow was launched in 1909

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Thousands of people across Portsmouth and south east Hampshire have joined those serving in Afghanistan in falling silent to remember the nation’s war dead.

The two-minute silence held at 11am was observed across the country to mark the moment the First World War came to an end.

SERVICE The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Cheryl Buggy meets veterans at the service of Remembrance held at The Cenotaph in Portsmouth.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (113992-1)

SERVICE The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Councillor Cheryl Buggy meets veterans at the service of Remembrance held at The Cenotaph in Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (113992-1)

The agreement between Germany and the Allies after four years of fighting took effect at the ‘eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month’ of 1918 - Armistice Day.

In Portsmouth a service was held at the Guildhall Square.

The people of Lee-on-the-Solent remembered the war dead at the town’s war memorial, where the names of Corporal Philip Bryant and Petty Officer Marine Engineering Mechanic David Briggs were were added to the war memorial earlier this year.

And in Emsworth, a service was held at the town’s war memorial.

Thousands of sailors took part in a parade to mark Armistice Day, attended by new Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

In London, the Cenotaph was the focus for a poignant remembrance service organised by the Western Front Association.