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Remembrance Day: Hundreds attend Barking service

PUBLISHED: 15:17 11 November 2015 | UPDATED: 15:17 11 November 2015

Cllr Darren Rodwell and Barry and Brian Moody, grandsons of Job Drain VC, in front of the statue in Barking

Cllr Darren Rodwell and Barry and Brian Moody, grandsons of Job Drain VC, in front of the statue in Barking

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Hundreds of people paid their respects to the fallen at an Armistice Day service this morning.

Veterans, residents, schoolchildren, community leaders, councillors and council employees observed a two minute silence near the Job Drain VC Statue in Barking.

Brian and Barry Moody – the grandsons of Barking’s Job Drain VC, who won the country’s highest medal of valour in the First World War – were among those who attended.

Cllr Darren Rodwell, leader of the council, said: “The people of Barking and Dagenham have shown they do not forget the sacrifices hundreds of thousands of our countrymen and women have made in the defence of freedom.”

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