Respects paid to fallen at Crich

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Hundreds of present and former members of the Mercian Regiment based at Chilwell attended a pilgrimage to the Crich War Memorial on Sunday.

Amber Valley Mayor Cllr John Nelson joined sheriffs, mayors and civic dignitaries from Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire who paid their respects to the regiment’s fallen by laying a wreath at the cenotaph.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 16 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 16 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial.

The memorial was originally built to commemorate the 11,409 men of Sherwood Forresters who were killed in the First World War.

It now includes the names of two soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

This year’s pilgrimage was led by the colonel of the regiment Brigadier Andrew Sharpe, with a service conducted by the Archdeacon of Derby, the Venerable Dr Christopher Cunliffe.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 20 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial. Mayor of Erewash cllr Jennifer Hulls.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 20 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial. Mayor of Erewash cllr Jennifer Hulls.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 21 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial. Mayor of Chesterfield cllr Donald Parsons.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 21 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial. Mayor of Chesterfield cllr Donald Parsons.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 7 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial.

NRHN 01-07-12 BE 7 Annual pilgrimage to Crich memorial.