Overnight Vigil To Mark Battle Of The Somme To Take Place In Co Down

An overnight vigil is being held in Co Down to mark the centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme.

The event is to be held at the Bangor War Memorial in Ward Park from midnight tonight, 30 June, until 7.30am on 01 July.

An act of Remembrance will be held at 7.30am.
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Other events will also be held throughout the UK.

Around 2,000 soldiers from the 36th Ulster Division lost their lives during the battle.


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