Lives lost in battle will be commemorated with parades and ceremonies in and around Swindon on Sunday and Monday.

On Remembrance Sunday, communities will fall silent for two minutes in honour of British and Commonwealth war dead.

On the following day - Armistice Day - at the same time, another silence will mark the 101st anniversary of the end of First World War hostilities.

A spokesperson for The Royal British Legion said: “At the Royal British Legion we believe that Remembrance is not just about the two World Wars.

“It is about all those who have lost their lives in service, including the sacrifices of current service personnel and their families.

“Observing the two-minute silence is a moment to respect everyone who has sacrificed, given or risked their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today.

“Regardless of religion, political beliefs or background, the silence is something that unites us all and allows us to put our differences aside.”

Swindon’s Remembrance Sunday parade will begin at the Morley Street car park behind Iceland from 10.20am and culminate in wreath-laying during the traditional ceremony at the Cenotaph.

In Royal Wootton Bassett, a the Remembrance Sunday parade will begin 2pm near Iceland Foods in High Street.

The route will take marchers to St Bartholomew’s Church, where a service will be held.

Wroughton’s Remembrance Sunday service at St John the Baptist and St Helen Church will begin at 10am.

It will be followed by a parade beginning at 10.50am. A Remembrance ceremony and silence will then take place at the Roll of Honour on Wharf Road.

Lydiard Park’s Field of Remembrance will be open from 9am, giving visitors the chance to reflect on the display of simple crosses commemorating the Fallen. A ceremony including a poem and prayer will precede the 11am silence.

The Field of Remembrance is in the park’s walled garden.

Highworth's service will begin in St Michael's Church at 10am following a parade from Brewery Street car park. A buffet at the Globe will be provided after the service for parade participants.

At St Augustine’s Church in Summers Street, Swindon, the Remembrance service will start at 10.45am.

In Stratton, the Remembrance service at the Peace Memorial in Ermin Street will begin at 3pm.

In Old Town a service will be held at Radnor Street Cemetery, beginning at 2pm.

The cemetery is the final resting place of many people from the Swindon area who made the ultimate sacrifice.

In Lyneham, more than 1,000 soldiers will take part in a Remembrance Sunday march beginning at 10.25am outside the library and preceded by a formal salute.

This will be the second time the battalion has marched through the village.