A youngster from Conisbrough wore his great grandfather’s war medals as he took part in the annual Remembrance Sunday parade through the town.
Tyler James Wood, 11, a student at De Warrene Academy and a member of Doncaster Youth Jazz Orchestra, proudly wore the African Star belonging to his great grandfather Albert Goddard, who was presented with the medal for his service at Dunkirk, during the parade by members of the Conisbrough and Denaby Main branch of the Royal British Legion.
Tyler provided the drums as the parade made its way from St Peter’s Church to the war memorial on Low Road.
All the area’s community groups were represented in the parade including members of the RBL, Guides and Brownies, local councillors and the service, led by Rev Canon Mark Wigglesworth attracted some 500 people who listened to prayers before observing the two minute silence at 11am.
They were joined by several local dignitaries including Don Valley MP Caroline Flint.
During the service the names of 183 fallen local men from World War One and 56 from World War Two were read out.
The Conisbrough and Denaby RBL standard was carried by branch chairman Peter Henderson while branch president Colin Stinson took the salute from the steps of the war memorial.