VIDEO: Poignant service to commemorate First World War anniversary

It was one of the first local events to commemorate the anniversary of the start of the First World War. It was also one of the most poignant.

Civic leaders were among the guests at a special service in the village of Dalderby near Horncastle last Sunday.

The World War One Memorial Service at Dalderby.

The World War One Memorial Service at Dalderby.

One of the most striking features about the village is a memorial, erected to mark Dadlerby’s remarkable contribution to WW1.

Dalderby was officially named ‘Lincolnshire’s Bravest Village’ in 1916 after 12 local men - including five brothers - fought in the conflict.

At the time, 40 people lived in Dalderby and the 12 men made up the highest percentage of servicemen from any village in the country.

The commemorative service took place at the memorial, which was paid for by members of the Lincoln Incorporated Chamber of Commerce.

Organisers were delighted to see so many people at the event, including relatives of the 12 servicemen.

Civic guests included Horncastle’s Mayor Councillor Sandra Campbell-Wardman and the town’s County Councillor Bill Aron.

Members of the Garner and Scholey families were named on the memorial and organisers traced relatives of other local families, including the Rylatt’s and White’s.