Today The King’s School marked Remembrance Day in a new way in the shadow of Covid restrictions. During a pre-recorded service in College Hall, a wreath was laid on behalf of the King’s pupils by Head of School, Olivia and Head of Sixth Form and OV Josh Hand (Cl 91-01) laid a wreath on behalf of the OV community. The Chamber Choir, directed by Hon OV Christopher Allsop sang Richard Quesnel’s For the Fallen and Greater Love by John Ireland, interspersed with photographs of some of the OVs who lost their lives in war.
The pre-recorded address was given OV Major James Scott (Os 90-01) who talked movingly about the nature of conflict, using an excerpt from Emily Mayhew’s book Wounded about a WWI doctor treating wounded soldiers in terrible circumstances. Major Scott invited us to think not about great heroes but about the ordinary people who were involved in the horrors of war. Prayers were led by Hon OV Andrew Maund before the haunting Last Post was played and silence was observed.
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old; age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them.
The 3 OVs who fell in the Boer War:
FH Claxton, EH Harrington, JE Roan
The 83 OVs/former staff who fell in WWI:
NF Acton, JM Aldana, W Allured, FN Andrews, FW Bagott, SE Bailey, AAD Baird, MCT Bate, PS Beauchamp, CV Beddow, GAG Bonser, WC Brodribb, A Burr, WE Chappel, AK Chaytor, CB Chevalier Cream, H Chignell, FCE Clarke, JEP Cockey, B Conan-Davies, AH Courtenay-Evans, OH Dampier-Bennett, NL Darby, CL Davey, HB Davey, RE Davis, RS de Blaby, JK Deakin, CG Eccles, BL Fenton, WA Fergusson, DM Grant Ferguson, IA Grant Ferguson, H Graves Morris, WP Griffiths, TL Hall, FJ Hemming, ES Howells, H King, AV Lewis, REH Lewis, AWW Limbrick, SW Ludlow, H Major, FAR Malet, AL Mare, LW Moore, WHE Moore, G Nash, J Nash, C Nichols, HE Nind, RD North, CH Norton, JL Ottley, CJ Pearce, RB Plum, HWT Reed, MG Roberts, HT Rowley, DC Royle, DC Sanby Thomas, T Sanby Thomas, FW Shuttleworth, JC Sinnett-Jones, HLC Smith, JC Smith, JH Spencer, GH Temple-Bourne, VH Thompson, JE Tibbetts, DW Tonking, PB Tree, JB Wagstaff, M Warren, AHB Webster, JH Wiggin, FH Wilcox, AB Williams, HC Wilmot, RC Wilmot, TN Wilmot, ALC Wintle, RH Woods.
The 50 OVs who fell in WWII:
RWM Allen, K Ault, P Bagenal, AE Baldry, FEG Balley, EMF Bearcroft, DE Bethune-Williams, FDS Clarke, EHP Clarke, EJ Cole, JHF Dixon, DW Drew, DH Dunnill, JH Edwards, JF Frearson, EC Fyson, ELR Gilson, MH Good, TN Gray, JG Green, HLMB Guimbeau, DO Hall, EC Halton, HL Hargreaves, IH Hedderwick, DA Hemmings, CRC Hoddinott, GS Howorth, PE Hulme, JH Jackson, GG Kitson, BW Martin, DL Matheson, PCW Monahan, JR Morris, CE Porter, JH Reynolds, VH Sarland, MJC Stanley, MV Stephens, BD Steward, EJ Steward, JJ Taaffe, AL Taylor, RR Townsend, EL Walker RSL Walters, AC White, CDA Whitehead, HG Williams.