War dead honoured in Chiswick memorial services

Image above: Memorial service on Turnham Green; photograph Andrea Carnevali

Hundreds of people turned out to remember the dead of two World Wars and other more recent conflicts at the Remembrance Sunday memorial service on Turnham Green.

Sea Cadets and Scouts were among those who made their way to Chiswick’s war memorial from Memorial Hall to hear a service led by Revd Canon Michael Dunne of Our Lady of Grace & St Edward Roman Catholic Church and Revd Jon Holder, curate at St Alban’s Church, Acton Green.

Image above: Chiswick war memorial; photograph Mike Abbott

This year’s Remembrance Day was especially significant as it marked the centenary of the Royal British Legion, 100 years since the nation’s collective Remembrance traditions were first brought together.

Images above: Remembrance Sunday procession to the war memorial in Chiswick; photograph Mike Abbott

Image above: Chiswick Sea Cadets; photograph Mike Abbott

Other churches in Chiswick held their own separate services of Remembrance. St Michael & All Angels in Bedford Park held a Choral Requiem Mass, after which the congregation filed outside to the memorial bench beside the church for a two minute silence. The church interior was beautifully decorated with poppies.

Images above: St Michael & All Angels Church, Bedford Park

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