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First World War Remembrance Service

159 First World War Remembrance Service

A service of commemoration and remembrance to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War will be held at Hereford Cathedral on Sunday 3 August.

The service forms part of Herefordshire’s ongoing contribution to commemorate the First World War, alongside other projects taking place across the nation.

The service is themed as ‘a call to arms’ in recognition of the thousands of volunteers across Herefordshire and the country as a whole, who answered the call to serve King and country.

Air Vice Marshal Mike Smart, The First World War Commemoration Committee’s representative, said: “The service will be a time for reflection and will contain a number of different elements, including readings, a one minute silence and two bugle calls sounding the ‘fall in’ call and the ‘general alarm’.

“The service will be a relatively sombre affair, especially the sounding of the ‘general alarm’ which will create an atmosphere of increasing urgency, before prayers of commemoration are said for those who answered the call to arms.

“It is an open service which will start at 3:30pm on Sunday 3 August and everyone is welcome to attend.”

To find out more about the projects taking place in Herefordshire to commemorate the First World War centenary, visit: or

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