War veterans, men, women and children gathered and stood in silence to commemorate those killed fighting for their country.

Remembrance Day services were held across the borough for people to pay their respects and remember the sacrifices of servicemen and women in the two world wars and later conflicts on Sunday, November 10.

Councillor Meena Bond, mayor of Richmond, attended a service in Radnor Gardens in Twickenham.

She said: “Remembrance Sunday recognises the sacrifice made by members of our armed forces and civilians, who have served, continue to serve and have fallen in the line of duty to our great nation.”

Today the mayor and residents are due to honour long-lost heroes of the First World War buried in Twickenham Cemetery, with a two-minute silence and wreath laying at 11am.

East Twickenham resident Val Coltman found the graves while she was researching the lives of 6,000 Belgian refugees who settled in the area in 1915.

She said: “We knew that many of the refugees worked locally at the Pelabon munitions factory, on the site which later became the Richmond Ice Rink and is now the Richmond Bridge Estate development.

“But when we visited the Army Museum in Brussels, we discovered that some of the refugees were actually soldiers who had been wounded and couldn’t continue to serve at the front.”

Events across the borough consisted of parades of armed forces veterans, civic dignitaries and religious officials followed by services and two-minute silence at 11am to commemorate the end of the First World War.

There was also the laying of wreaths and buglers played the sound of the last post.

In Hampton Wick crowds gathered outside the Foresters pub and were led by the Sea Cadets in a procession down the High Street to the Memorial Gardens.

Riders from Park Lane Stables and one of their favourite ponies Trigger joined in the parade to the service at the Teddington War Memorial in Hampton Road.