World War One hero Herbert remembered 100 years after his death with ceremony

Residents, members of the Royal British Legion (RBL), Cambridgeshire Army Cadets and members of the

Residents, members of the Royal British Legion (RBL), Cambridgeshire Army Cadets and members of the Cambs 876 Remembered met to remember Private Herbert Low. - Credit: Archant

Residents, members of the Royal British Legion, Cambridgeshire Army Cadets and members of the Cambs 876 Remembered Project paid their respects to World War One hero Private Herbert Low, who died 100 years ago last week.

Dozens turned out at St Andrews Church in Sutton to remember Private Low, who served in the first Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regiment during the first World War.

Pvt Low died on September 18 1916, and is buried in a family grave alongside his brother, Lance corporal Walter Alfred Low, who died on October 15, 1917.

A short church service was conducted by Rev. Alan Jesson, chaplain to the Cambridgeshire Royal British Legion, and the Regimental Collect was read by Colonel Tony Slater OBE, President of the Royal Anglian Regiment.

After moving to the graveside, tributes in the form of wreaths and poppy crosses were laid on the grave and the Last Post and Reveille was played.


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The Queen was represented by Michael Williamson JP, Deputy Lieutenant, who dressed in full uniform and joined others in laying a poppy cross and saluting the WW1 hero.

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