Dozens gathered to mark centenary of the Battle of Jutland in Great Yarmouth

The Yarmouth service. Photo: George Ryan

The Yarmouth service. Photo: George Ryan - Credit: George Ryan

In Great Yarmouth, around 30 people gathered to mark pay their respects to those from the borough who lost their lives during the Battle of Jutland.

Pamela Breeze, 81, of Mill Lane, spearheaded a campaign to host a memorial in the town ten years ago to mark 90 years since the battle.

Her grandfather Henry Wright, was a petty officer chief stoker on HMS Queen Mary and died in the battle.

Rev Peter Paine, the Great Yarmouth port chaplain, said: “I made a promise ten years ago that we would be back to mark the centenary today.

“Along with all the commemorations around the country, we here in Yarmouth will do our bit for Jutland.”

Malcolm Bird, mayor of Great Yarmouth, laid at wreath at the town’s war memorial in St Georges Park and read a bible passage.