On Saturday 2nd August, over 500 people attended the unveiling of a new war memorial outside Holy Trinity Church in Hounslow High Street. The memorial, which was supplied and installed by Lodge Brothers Memorials in Ashford, is one of a number of initiatives organised by Hounslow Council to commemorate the First World War.
In honour of Hounslow servicemen and women who gave their lives in all conflicts past and present, the memorial was unveiled by Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, who was awarded the Victoria Cross for saving comrades during an ambush in Iraq in 2004.
After the unveiling, the Church hosted a special service including musical performances by the London Youth Gospel Choir, the Pipe Band and Yeomanry Band.
Leader of the Council Cllr Steve Curran said: “The unveiling of the war memorial was a very special and poignant occasion. I was very pleased to see such a great turn out from local residents who joined us to pay their respects. It was fantastic also to meet the Chelsea Pensioners and veterans from the Royal British Legion – and, as ever, our friends from the Welsh Guards band were magnificent.”