Sacrifices are kept alive by younger generation

Louis Barron, seven, left, and Jacob Barron, 11, second left, with Rev James Wilkinson at the service

Louis Barron, seven, left, and Jacob Barron, 11, second left, with Rev James Wilkinson at the service

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TWO brothers learnt a little bit more about the Great War by helping out during a ceremony in South Hinksey.

Jacob, 11, and Louis Barron, seven, of Manor Road, laid wreaths on the graves of First World War soldiers from the village in a ceremony at St Laurence Church, South Hinksey.

The service, on Monday evening, led by the Rev James Wilkinson, included a procession around the churchyard and readings of poetry and prose.

The brothers’ mum, Phyllis Barron, said: “We wanted the boys to be aware of the First World War and war in general.There is war going on now and I wanted them to know it is not a good thing.The ceremony was beautiful and meaningful.”

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