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Campbeltown remembers lives sacrificed in war

Words and pictures Mark Davey

NEARLY a century after the ‘war to end all wars’ finished in 1918 Campbeltown turned out in force to honour the fallen.

The weekend’s commemorations were divided into two parts. On Saturday there was a small intimate service at the Commonwealth war graves, in Kilkerran cemetery, followed on Sunday by a huge outdoor service at the war memorial on the Esplanade. Reverend Philip Wallace oficiated at both ceremonies.

During the call to remembrance on Saturday he said: ‘At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the guns fell silent on the Western front, bringing to an end the First World War. ‘Our nation and Commonweatlth has recalled that moment through our armistice and remembrance events down the decades. Decades during which the men and women of our armed services have continued to pay the ultimate sacrifice.

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