Morley remembrance service to mark outbreak of World War One

Morley's heroes of World War One will be honoured on Sunday.
Morley's heroes of World War One will be honoured on Sunday.

A service of commemoration for the Great War will take place tomorrow (Sunday) in Scatcherd Park.

A parade will form outside Morley Town Hall at 10.30am and will make its way to the war memorial where a service will take place to remember the courage of the town’s World War One heroes.

The parade will be led by a soldier on horseback, dressed in period uniform, who will be accompanied by two uniformed soldiers.

The Morley Salvation Band will lead people in singing a melody of well-known songs from the Great War period before a performance of Beat the Retreat on Thy Drum, by Western and Lee.

A drum head service will then take place, which will include a period of reflection and the singing of hymns before wreaths are laid on behalf of the Queen and the Armed Forces.

The service is intended to not just commemorate those killed in action, but those who died through disease, the injured and the families who suffered at home.

The conflict began on August 4 and claimed the lives of more than 16 million people in more than 100 countries.

A further festival of remembrance will take place at Morley Town Hall on November 7.