Battle of Jutland commemorated at Downham Market service

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-125319009
Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-125319009

A commemoration service has taken place in Downham today to mark the centenary of the Battle of Jutland.

The service is one of hundreds of events taking place across the country to commemorate the battle, which was the largest naval engagement of the First World War.

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service
Downham Market Mayor Marion Ross laying a wreath ANL-160531-125215009

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service Downham Market Mayor Marion Ross laying a wreath ANL-160531-125215009

Town mayor Marion Ross led the town’s tributes, laying a wreath at the town’s war memorial during the event this morning.

Wreaths were also laid by groups including the town’s Royal British Legion branch.

A further commemoration service will take place at Lynn’s Tower Gardens at 6.30pm this evening.

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-124952009

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-124952009

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service
Michael Coles Downham Market and District RBL President laying the RBL wreath ANL-160531-125123009

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service Michael Coles Downham Market and District RBL President laying the RBL wreath ANL-160531-125123009