THE Rt Rev Bishop of Portsmouth, Christopher Foster, led a remembrance service at Carisbrooke Castle today (Thursday).

Following readings of the Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph, the Last Post and Reveille were played by Nikki Sheard from the Wight Diamonds Marching Band.

As Dr Kieron Cooney played the Piper's Lament, people were invited to lay crosses in memory of those who died serving their country.

Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant, Maj Gen Sir Martin White, said: "After visiting the field of remembrance at Westminster Abbey many times, I felt it would be fitting to have a similar place of remembrance for local people to visit and remember those from the Island who lost their lives serving their country."

The service was attended by representatives of the armed and uniformed services, and Isle of Wight dignitaries.

Carisbrooke Castle's field of remembrance — in the Princess Beatrice Garden, behind the chapel — will remain open to the public this weekend so people can pay their respects to those killed in the First World War.