Sheffield will mark the National Day of Remembrance with a special service on Sunday, 13 November, at the city’s war memorial in Barker’s Pool.

The service caps a year where the people of Sheffield have remembered the events of the First World War, which claimed the lives of 4,898 members of Sheffield City Battalion, and the 100th anniversary of the Battle Of The Somme.

There has also been a moving ceremony for Sheffield-born Major William Allen, who received the Victoria Cross for acts of gallantry and heroism during the First World War.

At the remembrance service, The Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Councillor Denise Fox, will lead a procession from the City Hall at 10.50am.

The ceremony will begin with the Exhortation read by Captain REJ Crothers of the 212 (Yorkshire) Field Hospital.

The service will be conducted by the Lord Mayor’s Chaplain. On parade will be ex-service personnel together with representatives of uniformed organisations in the city.

The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, the Lord Mayor, the Master Cutler and representatives of the services and ex-services, as well as other organisations on parade, will lay wreaths on the war memorial.

Councillor Fox said: “Of course, the heroism of the people of Sheffield, the city’s grandfathers and great-grandfathers, in that terrible conflict 100 years ago have been on the city’s mind more than ever this year.

“I’m proud to have played a leading role in commemorations both in Sheffield and France this year.

“On Remembrance Sunday, we remember those currently engaged in all conflicts across the world and the great heroism shown by our armed services in serving their country.”

Everyone is welcome to come and join the commemorations in Barkers Pool on Sunday to show their respect for those who have served our country, past and present.

People can support the Royal British Legion by buying a poppy. Poppy products are also available from the website at

At the ceremony, members of the public can lay floral tributes on the War Memorial, when the parade has marched past the memorial.