PICTURES: 12 images as St Helens marks First World War Centenary

PICTURES: 12 images as St Helens marks First World War Centenary

PICTURES: 12 images as St Helens marks First World War Centenary

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FALLEN soldiers of the First World War were honoured in a "moving ceremony" at St Helens Cemetery to mark 100 years since the conflict began. Here are a selection of images from the event, taken by Star photo blogger Robbob.

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Local air, army and sea cadets stepped forward to play a key role in remembering those whose who sacrificed their lives.

A select group were given the task of reading out a collection of names of soldiers who were among the thousands of ordinary St Helens lads never to return from the battlefields.

The ceremony had been organised by Friends of St Helens Cemetery and was the culmination of three years research.

It included addresses from the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dame Lorna Muirhead, and Canon Geoff Almond, who is also a St Helens councillor.

The Friends group, with the help of cadets, placed a cross of poppies on every grave or headstone with a WW1 dedication.

The event concluded with the former army corporal Andy Reid, who is a triple amputee following injuries suffered in Afghanistan, unveiling a memorial stone to the fallen.

It lies in a section of the cemetery where a wild flower and poppy field was created earlier this year by the Friends.

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