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‘Silent’ soldiers around Sutton pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice

The sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the First World War is being marked in Sutton ahead of Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.

Silhouettes representing the ‘silent’ soldiers ​commemorate the sacrifice of those who did not come home alive and have been placed in around 50 locations around the borough including buildings, parks, gardens, roundabouts and many other places.

Surrey Royal British Legion came up with the idea and the London Borough of Sutton is honoured to be supporting the scheme.

Commemorative events will be held across the borough over the next few days to remember those who lost their lives in past conflicts.

Today (Friday), Cllr Jean Crossby, the Mayor of Sutton, will attend a Remembrance Day service at City Hall in central London.

On Saturday, Cllr Marlene Heron, Deputy Mayor of Sutton, will lead a Civic Act of Remembrance taking place in Trinity Square in Sutton High Street at 11am.

On Remembrance Sunday, a Civic Act of Remembrance will take place at Manor Park, Sutton, followed by a church service at St Nicholas Church, Sutton. Wreaths will be laid at the war memorial.

Those due to attend include Cllr Jean Crossby, Mayor of Sutton; Cllr Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council; elected members; Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Sutton, Major Christopher Goodwin; Niall Bolger, Chief Executive of Sutton Council; local MPs and past mayors.

A procession to Manor Park will be led by around 100 members of Sutton Volunteer Police Cadets.