Dozens of people turned out to mark the Battle of Amiens in Marlow at the weekend.

Hosted by the Marlow Remembers World War One Association, an exhibition, in The Causeway, was opened by mayor Chris Funnell who talked about the “valour” of Marlow soldiers and the support given by women of the home front.

He also remembered the countless war heroes who died in battle from around the world, and thanked members of the association for gathering at the grave of each soldier buried locally on the 100th anniversary of their death, and remembering them with prayers and readings.

He said in his speech: “In remembering Amiens today we should also remember the death of countless Austrians, Russians, Indians, Australians, French, New Zealanders, Serbs, Americans, Italians, Germans and Chinese and all the other nationalities that were dragged into the war to end wars.

“I would like to thank [the association] in reminding us this year in the 100th anniversary of the cessation of the First World War and helping Marlow to better understand the sacrifice of over 250 of its fine young men and the roles that the men and women of the home front played in support of the combatants.”

Association member Martin Blunkell said the exhibition attracted a “steady flow of visitors” to the town, as well as residents, who had a chance to handle a number of WWI weapons and military equipment.

Throughout the day visitors were also entertained to a rendition of songs from that period by re-enactors Mark and Chris.

The Battle of Amiens led to the collapse of the German front line and, after 100 days, to the armistice and the end of conflict.

The exhibition showed the results of the research undertaken by association members on the impact of the war on the people of Marlow and on the lives of the soldiers who did not return.