Islington’s 750 Battle of the Somme dead to be honoured in Holloway
- Credit: Archant
A Battle of the Somme memorial leads Islington’s Remembrance events this month.
This year marks 100 years since the deadly conflict, in which more than 750 men with Islington and Finsbury connections were killed.
The council and Islington Veterans Association will hold a special memorial and plaque unveiling in Manor Gardens, Holloway on November 18 (10.30am).
Descendants of Sgt Hugh Victor Hember, an Islington soldier who died at the Somme, will attend.
Meanwhile, Islington’s annual Remembrance parade takes place on November 13. It starts at 10am at Highbury Corner and moves towards Islington Green, where a two-minute silence will take place at 11am.
You may also want to watch:
Two other services will run later that day: at the Spa Green war memorial in Rosebery Avenue, Finsbury; and by the war memorial arch in Royal Northern Gardens, Holloway at 1.30pm.
- 1 Man wanted in connection with Kings Cross sex assault
- 2 'Good Samaritan' chased off random attacker who hit woman
- 3 Thornhill School's 'dream' library opens after parents' 'relentless' fundraising efforts
- 4 Campaigners debate future of Holloway Women's Building with Peabody Trust
- 5 Islington's great beer gardens - reopening today
- 6 Hackney and Islington have some of the loudest neighbours in London
- 7 Drugs and cash seized in multi-force police op
- 8 Bunhill by-election set to go-ahead following Claudia Webbe's resignation
- 9 'Light at the end of the tunnel': Upper Street shoppers excited to end lockdown
- 10 Canonbury landlords defy pandemic to launch new pub