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Hayle residents mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme

By CMtgainey | Posted: July 01, 2016

?Photo by: Dorothy Maat-Davey

A small service was held this morning

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Hayle came together this morning to remember the centenary of the start of the Somme conflict.

Hayle Royal British Legion members, Hayle mayor Nick Farrar, deputy mayor Clive Polkinghorne and a group of around 25 residents met at the Hayle War Memorial to observe the occasion.

Photo by: Dorothy Maat-Davey

At 7:28am whistle was blown three times, followed by two minutes silence which concluded with a short service.

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Afterwards families laid tributes and memories at the memorial of relatives involved.

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The service was especially important as on this day 100 years ago a Hayle resident, Samuel James Bailey, 29 years old of Mount Pleasant lost his life fighting with The Devonshire Regiment 2nd battalion on the Somme.

Photo by: Dorothy Maat- Davey

Samuel's name is inscribed both on the Thiepval Memorial and the Hayle War Memorial.


Memorial to Samuel James Bailey - Memorial

A small service was held this morning
Photo by: Dorothy Maat-Davey
Photo by: Dorothy Maat-Davey