At 10.25 a.m. on Sunday 11th November a special Service of Remembrance commemorating the centenary of the WW1 Armistice will be held at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Broad Hinton.

A Drumhead Altar will be constructed containing WW1 drums from The Wiltshire Regiment, The Gloucestershire Regiment and the Sherwood Foresters

Other drums include the Royal Marines, the Brigade of Guards, The Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment, The Royal Fusiliers and The Royal Air Force.

A Union Flag carried in battle throughout WW2 will drape the altar and silver plated WW1 Wiltshire Regiment Battle Honour bugle will be used.

Period Standards from The Wiltshire Regiment OCA will be present and a Royal British Legion Standard.

The service is supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Trust who have provided a grant for the purchase of a ‘There but not There’ Tommy

Silhouttes which will be displayed in the church.

A bible used for battlefield burials during WW1 and a WW1 Book of CommonPrayer issued to a local man who was killed in action on 20th Jan 1918 will be placed on the Drumhead Altar.

Local primary school children have hand drawn poppies containing personal messages which will be used in the service and children will bear the wreaths which will be laid to honour The Fallen and remember

service given.

The service will be lead by the Reverend Candice Marcus and this will be her last service before retiring.

There will be a display of personal WW1 memorabilia including photographs and medals from the community and a collection will be made for ‘There but not There’ and the charities they support.

In the early 20th century Broad Hinton had a population of approx 360.

Twenty two men from the village died in WW1 and an unknown number were injured. Most served in The Wiltshire Regiment, the Farmer’s Boys and the majority would have signed up in Devizes.