Riders honour fallen in Wisbech

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Men from Wisbech who gave their lives during the First World War were honoured during a ceremony.

Members of the Royal British Legion Riders Branch visited Mount Pleasant Cemetery for a unique ceremony as part of the 876 project.

The riders have vowed over the next five years to visit the graves of the 876 men who served in the Cambridgeshire regiment but lost their lives during the conflict.

More than 150 people, along with 15 riders from the branch, went along to the cemetery to honour Privates Charles Sebar, David Walker and Percy Kitchen, who are buried at the ceremony.

The riders will be returning later in the year to remember Privates George Cook and William Clarke.

One of the people behind the 876 project, Glenn Green, of Wisbech, said: “It was a huge honour and a very worthwhile project.”

The service was attended by Wisbech Royal British Legion members, dignitaries, a host of standard bearers along with scouts and air and army cadets.

The 15 riders rode through a guard of honour.

The Rev Neil Gardner took the service. A bugler also attended.

A service has also been held in Guyhirn.

For more information on the project go to www.cambs876remembered.com