THE fine memorial bench circling a sturdy English oak tree on the busy B4092 in Holberrow Green was the setting for a moving Remembrance service.
Held on Saturday, November 10, it was presided over by the Rev’d Bruce Reinstra, vicar of St Peter’s, Inkberrow, and attracted more than 20 people gathered to pay their respects to those villagers who died in the Great War.
The names of the fallen were read out by Major Olly Davidson, and being local lads, all but one, 2nd Lieutenant Gilbert Player of nearby Moreton Hall, joined local regiments, the Worcestershires and the Royal Warwickshires.
Th hymn ‘O God, our help in ages past’ was sung, two minutes of silence was observed, and those gathered joined the Rev’d Reinstra to pray for peace, and the service ended with the Lord’s Prayer and the national anthem.
Afterwards, organiser Andrew Klusartis said: “Remembrance services are held over, however I feel that standing around an oak tree in the middle of Worcestershire to be an especially poignant way to honour those of the fallen from the village.”