The Wall of Remembrance commemorating Wiltshire soldiers killed during the First World War will start its tour around the county in Marlborough.
The ‘wall’ is a display of 10,000 crosses which commemorate each of the soldiers from the county who lost their lives during the war, and was the main focus at the First World War Commemoration event at Tidworth Military Cemetery last month (July 30).
The crosses were made by thousands of school children across the county with each soldier’s background meticulously researched by the pupils.
The tour begins at St Peter’s Church, Marlborough on Monday (August 18), where it will be on view between 10.00am and 4:30pm on Mondays to Saturdays until September 12.
The tour is being organised by Wiltshire Council who – with the military -– hosted the Tidworth commemoration. The ‘wall’ will go on show in Devizes, Salisbury, Melksham, Chippenham, Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon over the coming months.
The full schedule of places and venues will be announced shortly.