SOLDIERS who lost their lives in conflicts across the world were remembered at a poignant service.

The latest Turning the Pages ceremony took place in Christ Church Cathedral's military chapel on Saturday at 11am.

War heroes and families of the fallen were among dozens to pay their respects, as the names of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice were read out, followed by The Last Post.

Several ceremonies are held every year and Rifleman 'Ginge' Ayres, from Eynsham, stressed the importance of remembering those who gave up their lives.

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He said: "Those of us that are left have to remember them.

"The Kohima Epitaph [which was read out at the service] says 'when you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today'. It's our ethos."

Also paying tribute was a veteran of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, who wished to be called Barry.

He said: "We must remember those who have gone before us. If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't be here today."

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The names of 10 members of the Queen’s Own Oxfordshire Hussars were read out, including five from the First World War: Alfred James Jarman, Hubert Holmes Jennings, James Johnston, Arthur Edward Jones and George William Jones.

Five who fell in the Second World War followed - Bernard Austin Freeman, James Gee, Victor Lewis Green, Ronald Cecil Brooke Greville and Gordon Leslie James Hankin.

From the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Aubrey Gurl, Cyril James Gurl, William James Sharp, G B Parker and A Spackman were read out for 1914 to 1939.

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The soldiers remembered for the Second World War and post-war years were George Samuel Price, John Hornby Max, Leon Clifford Eckett, Thomas Edward Birley and Herbert Denham Brotheridge - believed to be the first soldier killed on Pegasus Bridge on D-Day.

Five soldiers in the Royal Green Jackets who lost their lives during The Troubles in Northern Ireland were remembered: Michael Edward Bagshaw, Andrew Gavin, Gavin Thomas Dean, Graham Barker and Robert Alexander Livingstone.

Soldiers from The Rifles, who died in conflicts from 2007 to date, were read out: Paul Donnachie, Jeremy Brookes, Rodney Wilson, Paul Harding and John Rigby.