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Stars to help remember a million deaths at WWI

This digital composite shows Serbian soldiers marching in the Lord Mayor's show in 1918, in the last days of World War I. Picture: Getty

This digital composite shows Serbian soldiers marching in the Lord Mayor's show in 1918, in the last days of World War I. Picture: Getty

  • by ALISTAIR MUNRO
 

CELEBRITIES including TV hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford are promoting a campaign to remember the one million-plus people from the Commonwealth who died in WWI.

As part of the centenary commemorations, veterans charity Poppyscotland is calling for Scots to support the ambitious project to honour every single man and woman who tragically died in the Great War.

Every Man Remembered is being launched with a series of portraits by celebrity photographer Rich Hardcastle.

Lord Julian Fellowes, actor Tom Hardy, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, TV historian Dan Snow and businesswoman Karren Brady are amongst the celebrities who have been photographed holding pictures of fallen First World War Servicemen with whom they have a connection.

Every Man Remembered is a UK-wide commemoration, which will take place over the next four years with the aim of keeping alive the memory of each and every one of the 1,117,077 servicemen and women from across the Commonwealth who died between 1914 and 1918.

The campaign is being run in collaboration with The Royal British Legion and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

A special website – www.everymanremembered.org – has been developed, linking to the official CWGC database, which contains records of those who died during the war.

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