HMS Chiddingfold’s commanding officer Lt Cdr David Louis and ship’s officers and ratings were special guests at the village’s Remembrance Sunday service.

Waverley Mayor Simon Inchbald was accompanied by Colour Sergeant Barnaby Brand representing the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment, together with county councillor Victoria Young.

Rector Rev Sarah Brough said. “We were pleased to be joined by over 70 young people from Chiddingfold’s Beavers, Cubs Scouts, Brownies and Girl Guides – and to have their involvement during the service.”

The Brownies had made poppy crosses especially for the occasion and they now line the boundary wall in front of the war memorial.

After the service, everyone gathered at the war memorial for the Act of Remembrance and two minutes’ silence.

Chiddingfold War Memorial is one of 78 across the South East that has been listed this year as part of Historic England’s pledge to protect 2,500 memorials by 2018, marking the centenary of the First World War.

The village memorial gained a grade II listing for its historic interest, as an eloquent witness to the sacrifices made in the conflicts of the 20th century, its architectural interest, featuring an ornate and striking limestone wheel-headed cross,