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We will remember!
And we invite you to join us on this very special day.

Representatives of the local churches, Hythe Marina Association, Hythe and Dibden Parish Council and community volunteers are making preparations to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

On November 11 2018 Hythe and Dibden will join in Battle’s Over, a worldwide series of events in remembrance of the sacrifices made by millions.

The event will commence at 6.15pm in Jones Lane Car Park where 3 torches will be lit, one will be carried to Hythe Marina Bandstand, one to The Grove Garden and one to All Saints Church in Dibden. Then at each venue at 6.55pm a Bugler will sound the Last Post, at 7.00pm a Beacon of Light will be lit and at 7.05pm church bells will be rung.

Relatives of former residents of the parish who lost their lives during the conflict are invited to take part in the community event. The following people are remembered on Hythe and Dibden’s War memorials and the Parish Council would be delighted to hear from any relatives who would like to attend one of three venues.

Keith Falconer Attwater, Albert Curtis, Alfred Henry Curtis, William Henry Draper, Victor Alexander Ewart, Arthur Joseph Heath, Arthur Ernest Hall, R. Haycocks, S.G. Hayward, Arthur Joseph Heath, Mark Jenkins, Alfred Henry Jenman, Frederick George King, G. King, Ernest Frederick Lambourne, Ernest Edward Lane, Ernest Laney, William Laney, William Henry Mitchell, William Graham Nairne, S.C. Peck, Harold Prince, Reginald Charles Prince, Robert William Pusey, William Stephens, William Tanner, R. Ticehurst, Frederick William Vine, Edward George Webb, Thomas Walter Webb, William Albert Welton, Colin George White, T. H. Whitten.

Additionally the following are believed to have been resident in Hythe and Dibden at some time and do not appear on any memorial.

Herbert Edward Dymott, Victor William Darwin Fox, Alfred James Gates, Thomas Edward Lee, Frederick Ernest Lister, William Read, Frederick William Taylor, F. Webb, Francis John Wyley.

Rev'd Jo Elvidge, Vicar of Hythe, said “We will be coming together as a community on Sunday 11th November to remember all of those who’ve sacrificed their lives in combat over the centuries in order that our future will be different and we owe them a huge debt of gratitude.”

If any relative would like to take part please can they contact Claire at Hythe and Dibden Parish Council on 023 80841411 or

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