Service to be held for Dorchester war veterans
Dorchester will remember 23 brave soldiers who lost their lives over one hundred years ago with a memorial service next week.
Soldiers from the Dorsetshire Regiment served on the North West Frontier of India in 1897 and 1898 - with a service being held on Wednesday October 24.
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Members of the Royal British Legion and the Royal Naval Association will join members of the Devonshire and Dorset Regiment Association at the Tirah Memorial in the Borough Gardens.
Nick Speakman from the Keep Military Museum, Dorchester said: "In 1897, following serious unrest on the North West Frontier of India and a series of attacks on forts a large field force of 36,000 British and Indian troops were sent to the region to restore order.
"The first Devons and first Dorsets were part of this field force. During the campaign Pte Sam Vickery was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry."
The 20-minute service will begin at 11am, and if wet - will be held at the Keep Military Museum on Bridport Road.