Service commemorates First World War Niue soldiers buried at St Andrew’s Church, Hornchurch
PUBLISHED: 14:00 16 September 2016
A group of people from one of the smallest island nations in the Pacific ocean are coming to Hornchurch tomorrow to remember their First World War soldiers.
The Niue association is travelling from the other side of the world to attend a special service to commemorate the centenary of the arrival of Niue soldiers, including a self-proclaimed Prince, in Hornchurch.
The soldiers fought alongside the Maori in the war and came to Hornchurch to convalesce. But four died of the flu and are buried at St Andrew’s Church.
A service will start at 1.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) at the church and everyone is welcome to attend.