Downham Market leads tributes to brave soldiers

Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-125333009
Downham Market War Memorial. Battle of Jutland memorial service ANL-160531-125333009

Civic leaders and veterans’ groups led Downham’s tributes to those killed in the Battle of Jutland at a ceremony marking the centenary of the engagement this week.

A service was held at the town’s war memorial on Tuesday morning, amid heavy rain, marking the day 100 years ago that the battle began off the Danish coast.

Town mayor Marion Ross led the tributes, while wreaths were also laid on behalf 
of groups including the 
Royal British Legion.

Representatives of the Royal Naval Association and the Royal Marines Association also attended.

The service was led by Father Alan Davies, associate priest of St Edmund’s Church.