Candlelit service to honour our soldiers

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One hundred years after war was declared, a candlelit service was held to honour the 216 Leighton Linslade men and boys who sacrificed their lives during the First World War.

The event, organised by the Royal British Legion, was held on Monday at 10pm, with clergy, the mayor and councillors calling the roll of names on the memorials of Leighton-Linslade, while during the reading, poppy crosses were planted, each bearing the name of one of the fallen.

Rev Chrichton Limbert, of All Saints Church, said: “When we see the Tower of London memorial, we can be proud to know that a large number of Leighton Linslade men are represented by the poppies.”

Names of the Leighton Buzzard men can be found at