TREES have been planted in Tidworth in remembrance of those who gave their lives during the war.

On Friday, October 19, 105 trees seedlings were planted in Tedworth House Tattoo Ground, as an everlasting tribute to Wiltshire soldiers who died fighting in the First World War.

The Tidworth arboretum is part of a project to plant more than 10,000 trees across Wiltshire, hoping there will be one for every soldier who died during the conflict.

Leader of Wiltshire Council, Jane Scott, who cut the tape to launch the First World War Tidworth Arboretum, said: “In 2014 we marked the centenary of the start of World War One with a wall of 10,000 poppies, one for every member of the armed forces from Wiltshire that died during the conflict.

“The beech tree I planted at Tedworth House is the first of more than 10,000 trees that will be planted across Wiltshire as a lasting tribute to those men and women from Wiltshire who sacrificed their lives.”

The Woodland Trust has made the project successful by donating 10,800 trees to the remembrance project.

Lt Col Jamie Balls MBE added: "This arboretum will continue to grow and I hope many more will come here to read about the different groups of individuals who gave so much in World War One to reflect and to admire the beauty of the trees."