A DUNKIRK veteran was among the guests at a village’s memorial to war victims.

Residents from the Birdsedge region gathered to remember those who lost their lives defending the country.

They were joined by the village’s last surviving World War Two veteran, Harry Wibley, 94, pictured right.

Mr Wibley served in the Black Watch regiment and went on to join the Highland Light Infantry serving in North Africa and Italy.

Mr Wibley, whose name is on the World War Two Role of Honour in the Village Hall, stood throughout the ceremony that was overseen by dignitaries including Tim Hare, the Vice Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, the Mayor of Kirklees, Clr David Ridgway, and members of the Royal British Legion.

Holmfirth musician Alexander Bray played The Last Post and children from Birdsedge, Cumberworth and Upper Denby first schools played a large part in the service, singing and laying crosses remembering individual soldiers from the region.