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13 November 2018

Final Silent Soldier Unveiled in Fareham

The final Silent Solider in Fareham has been unveiled at Westbury Manor Museum after residents voted in an online poll to decide its location.

Fareham Borough Council placed seven near life-size Silent Soldier silhouettes at different locations but asked the people of Fareham to choose where the eighth and final soldier should be placed.

The soldiers were all positioned in locations which had a significant connection to the First World War to remember those who lost their lives.

Members of the public were given a choice of three options – Daedalus, Westbury Manor Museum and St Peter's Church in Titchfield - with Westbury Manor getting the most votes.

The museum is running a series of exhibits to highlight the part played by the people of Fareham and pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the First World War.

The other places of significance where the seven Soldiers were placed were:

Cllr Seán Woodward, Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, said: "The Silent Soldiers campaign was a way of commemorating and thanking those who served in the Great War.

"It was a poignant reminder that so many gave their lives for our country and we should always remember them."

ENDS

For further information contact:

The Communications Team, Tel: 01329 824310

fax: 01329 550576, e-mail: publicity@fareham.gov.uk

 

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