Services held to mark 100th anniversary of World War I

The service at the war memorial in Peacehaven.
The service at the war memorial in Peacehaven.

The anniversary of World War I was marked in Peacehaven with a service at the War Memorial in Meridian Park with around 80 guests and residents.

The deputy lieutenant of East Sussex Michael Chowan, The High Sheriff of East Sussex Chris Gebbie and the Mayor of Peacehaven Robert Robertson joined onlookers for the service on Monday August 4.

It was led by Johan Janse van Vuuren of the Royal British Legion and the Reverend Ian Cooper. Guests layed flowers and crosses to show their respects and thanks to those who gave their lives during the First World War.

The service involved members of the local scouts who also took part in the readings. Afterwards tea and cake was served at Community House and guests were invited to watch the film Oh What a Lovely War.

In Seaford a service was held at St Leonard’s Church on Sunday August 3 to remember those from the town who gave their lives in the war.

In Newhaven the Royal British Legion service of commemoration in memory of all those from Newhaven who died during the First World War will take place on Sunday August 10.

It will be held at St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Newhaven, from 11.30am – 12.30pm.

The Dieppe Raid commemoration service takes place the same day at the Memorial Green, South Way, Newhaven at 3pm.