Hundreds attended Whitehill & Bordon’s Remembrance Service at the town’s War Memorial on Armistice Day.

It was conducted by Rev Wendy Mallas, who said of the Fallen: “We remember with gratitude their sacrifice, especially the 69 servicemen from our parish listed on our roll of honour.”

The congregation sang O God Our Help In Ages Past before wreaths were laid by Cllr Leeroy Scott, Cllr Andy Tree, Cllr Sally Pond, the Royal Navy, the British Army, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the Royal British Legion, Lions International, Hampshire Constabulary, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, relatives of the Fallen and the general public.

Mike Pendlington and East Hampshire district councillor Adam Carew read out the 69 names on the roll of honour as 69 children laid wooden crosses on the War Memorial to remember each one.

They stopped at 11am for the Exhortation by Lt Col Mark Ludlow, followed by The Last Post, two minutes’ silence, Reveille and the Kohima Epitaph, read by Mr Pendlington.

After the roll of honour was completed, Cllr Scott read Philippians 4: 4-9 before Cllr Bisi Kennard, holding her baby, led the congregation in singing Jerusalem.

Rev Iain Robertson gave an address, then five Bordon children gave readings before the gathering sang The Two Fatherlands.

Rev Mallas led prayers before Oakmoor School’s head boy Thomas Copland and head girl Caitlin Sobey read poems In Flanders Fields and We Shall Keep The Faith.

The 65-minute service was rounded off with He Who Would Valiant Be, the Act of Commitment, the Blessing and the national anthem.