They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted... We will remember them

Theresa May pays respects to the fallen in Belgium ahead of 100th anniversary of Armistice Day

Theresa May has arrived at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium, marking the start of a series of engagements in Europe on Friday to pay her respects to those who died fighting in the First World War.

The Prime Minister quoted First World War poetry while she thanked fallen troops for being "staunch to the end against odds uncounted" as she paid her respects to mark the centenary of Armistice.

Prime Minister Theresa May at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons where she is laying wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers to be killed in the First World War.
Prime Minister Theresa May at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons where she is laying wreaths at the graves of the first and last British soldiers to be killed in the First World War.
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Prime Minister Theresa May (left) walks at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.'During her visit she laid a wreath at the graves of John Parr, the first UK soldier to be killed in 1914, and George Ellison, the last to be killed before Armistice.
Prime Minister Theresa May (left) walks at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.'During her visit she laid a wreath at the graves of John Parr, the first UK soldier to be killed in 1914, and George Ellison, the last to be killed before Armistice.
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Prime Minister Theresa May (left) walks at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Liz Sweet, Director, External Relations, Western Europe Area, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Prime Minister Theresa May (left) walks at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, Belgium, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and Liz Sweet, Director, External Relations, Western Europe Area, Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
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Prime Minister Theresa May at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, laying a wreath at the grave of John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed in 1914.
Prime Minister Theresa May at the St Symphorien Military Cemetery in Mons, with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, laying a wreath at the grave of John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed in 1914.
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