The same number of children as those from the town who lost their lives in WWI will parade through the town.

To honour the memory of the 113 fallen from Epping, 113 children and young people from schools and youth groups will take part in the annual Remembrance Sunday parade on November 11.

Each will carry a candle bearing the name of one the soldiers, sailors or airmen.

The parade, led by the Epping Forest Pipe Band, will move off from the district council offices on the High Street at 2.05pm and march to the war memorial.

Town Mayor Nigel Avey will read out the names of those from Epping who died during the Second World War and in Afghanistan, before a ceremony in which forty-five wreaths will be laid.

John Duffell, parade organiser and Royal British Legion secretary, said: “It will be a fitting tribute to the men from Epping who lost their lives, the youngest of whom was just fifteen.

"Seeing the involvement of the young people of the town gives us hope that there is a future for Remembrance here in Epping."

The parade will them head along the High Street to St John’s Church for the 3pm Service of Remembrance, where the candles carried by the children will be lit.

At the appropriate time in the service each child will blow out their candle in turn, and read out the name of the serviceman that they are commemorating.

Having remembered those who gave their lives, the service will conclude by celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end the war with the singing of the National Anthem, and two of the songs made famous by British troops at the time, 'It’s A Long Way To Tipperary' and 'Pack Up Your Troubles'.

The service will be conducted by Revd Lee Batson, who is the Team Rector of the Epping Team Ministry as well as Chaplain to the Epping & District Branch of the Royal British Legion.