Armistice 100: Doncaster falls silent to remember its war dead – VIDEO

This is the sombre moment Doncaster fell silent to remember its war dead on Remembrance Sunday.

Hundreds of people gathered at the war memorial in Bennetthorpe yesterday for the annual Remembrance Day parade and wreath laying ceremony – this year marking the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice which brought the First World War to an end.

The Remembrance service at Doncaster War Memorial to mark the 100th Anniversary of WW1 Armistice. Picture: Marie Caley

The Remembrance service at Doncaster War Memorial to mark the 100th Anniversary of WW1 Armistice. Picture: Marie Caley

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Those paying tribute shrugged off the cool and wet weather as military veterans and civic dignitaries led the tributes at 11am.

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The scenes were repeated in villages and communities across Doncaster as the area remembered those who fell in conflict.

The wreath laying ceremony was followed by the traditional march past the Mansion House to Doncaster Minster for the annual remembrance day service.

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