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A MEMORIAL service for those who died in the Second World War will be held.

On Sunday, a ceremony will take place at Ann’s Hill Cemetery, Gosport, to remember the service personnel and civilian residents of the town killed during the war.

At 10.30am a civic procession, led by the Horndean Band, will leave the west gate of the cemetery for the memorial.

Joining them will be the Mayor of Gosport, councillor Keith Farr, and the Queen’s representative, Rear Admiral John Lang Deputy Lieutenant.

On arrival at the memorial, a ceremony conducted by the Rev John Draper will take place at 11am.

Cllr Farr said: ‘It’s always important that we remember those in the armed forces who lost their lives while fighting for their country.’

The public are welcome to attend the ceremony but should be in place at the Memorial by 10.50am.

Veterans’ associations wishing to participate should contact (023) 9254 5202.