It was a grey blustery morning today as members of Bere Alston Royal British Legion and a few villagers gathered for a short ceremony to mark the anniversary of the tragic accident to ten New Zealand soldiers at Bere Ferrers station on this day 99 years ago.
Prayers were led by the Rev. Nick Law and the names of the ten soldiers was read by Stan Sherrell before he laid a wreath at the war memorial.
The centenary will be marked by a service at 16:10 on Sunday 24th September 2017 at Bere Ferrers railway station.
|This poignant photograph, from the Alexander Turnbull Library (National Library of NZ), shows a lone New Zealand soldier standing on Bere Ferrers station platform in 1918 gazing at the accident spot.|