One hundred years ago the Armistice of November 11th 1918 brought four bitter years of war to an end. In Britain six million men were mobilised, and of those over 760,000 were killed. Millions more suffered serious wounds, many of them life changing.
At Deanery Synod on Thursday a special service was held to remember those whose names appear on memorial rolls in the churches of our town. 702 Swindon men whose lives were cut short were honoured.
War is a monstrous evil. Yet these pictures remind us of the spirit of courage endurance and selfsacrifice displayed by those caught up in it.
Lest we forget.