Fallen Wisbech MP remembered by today’s parliamentarians

Former Wisbech MP Neil James Archibald Primrose who was killed during the First World War

Former Wisbech MP Neil James Archibald Primrose who was killed during the First World War - Credit: Archant

Fallen MPs, including a former Wisbech parliamentarian, were remembered in parliament yesterday in a moving service in Westminster.

Neil Primrose, who died in 1917, was among the 25 who died during the Great War.

The current MP for the area, Stephen Barclay, was behind the service which took place as the 1914-1918 Great War centenary commemorations started this year.

He said: 'As the current MP for North East Cambridgeshire, I wanted to ensure that Parliament paid its respects to my predecessor, the Rt Hon Capt Neil Primrose, who was awarded the Military Cross and was killed in action in 1917.

'As Primrose had a two year old daughter at the time, a very similar age to my 20 month old son, I found reading about his sacrifice moving and felt it should not be forgotten.


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Speaker John Bercow, defence minister Mark Francois and the President of the British Legion, Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson CB CVO joined parliamentarians in paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In total 25 Members of Parliament lost their lives on wartime active service during the course of the First World War and a further 25 MPs died during active service in World War Two.

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