Westminster honours those lost in War in act of Remembrance
Westminster School honours those lost in War in act of Remembrance
Remembrance Day has been marked at Westminster School with a service attended by Fifth Form and Remove pupils at Westminster Abbey.
Led by the School Chaplain, Fr Daniel Warnke on Friday 12 November, the touching ceremony of words and music focused on the Heads of School, Favour (WW, Remove) and Vanessa (BB, Remove), reading one fifth of the names of Old Westminsters who died in the First and Second World Wars, as is customary on this occasion.
The choir sang Douglas Guest’s setting of Laurence Binyon’s famous words They shall grow not old, and Mr James Kazi, Under Master, read from the prophesy of Isaiah. Hymns were Abide with me and I vow to thee my country.
The Chaplain paid homage to all that lost their lives by repeating Binyon’s poem:
They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
Ay the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
The Last Post was sounded by Rosie (BB, Remove), with a minute’s silence observed by everyone present.
The service ended with pupils filing silently past the tomb of the Unknown Warrior as the organist played Elgar’s Nimrod.
Lest We Forget
1914 – 1918
S.A. Dickson (killed near Ypres, 1917)
A.M. Dobbie (died of wounds received near Bethune, 1918)
R.W.L. Dodds (killed near Loos, 1915)
J.H. Dodgshon (RFC, killed in training, 1916)
D.G. Le Doux-Veitch (killed, Pozieres, 1916)
P.V. Drake-Brockman (killed at Dickebusche, 1918)
G.T.A. Drought (died of wounds, France 1915)
J.W. Dunlop (died of wounds, Salonika 1915 in 1917)
W.B.W. Durrant (killed near Ypres, 1918)
A.T. East (died of wounds, Mesopotamia, 1915)
T. Edwardes (killed near Ypres, 1918)
C.H. Edwards (died of wounds, Fresnoy 1918)
A.C. Estall (died of wounds, Ypres 1917)
G.L.P. Eyre (died of effects of gas-poisoning, 1921)
E.L. Faire (killed, Maurel 1916)
E.W.S. Faulkner (died of wounds, Albert 1918)
R.B. Featherstone (killed in action, 1914)
J.W. Ferguson (killed, Gallipoli 1915)
C.D. Fisher (drowned off Jutland, HMS Invincible, 1916)
H.W. Fleming (killed Gheluvelt, 1916)
W.W.S. Flockhart (killed Messines, 1914)
A.S.Forbes (died of wounds, Albert 1916)
R.L.F.Forster (killed Monchy, 1917)
1939 – 45
N.C.H. Clout (RAFVR, died of injuries, 1941)
M.H.B. Cockin (killed Sicily, 1944)
D. Cragg-Hamilton (killed Dunkirk, May 1940)
P.J.L. Crook (killed North Africa, 1943)
B.H. Cumberland (killed North Africa, 1943)
D.F. Currier (killed USS Plymouth, 1943)
J.M. Dalton (killed 1944)
K.F. Davies (lost at sea, H.M.M. Welshman, 1943)
A. Dearmer (RAFVR, killed, 1943)
C.A. de Bathe Bt. (RAFVR, killed, 1941)
A.M. Doswell (lost at sea, Norwegian SS Polyanna, 1941)
M.D. Doulton (Hurricane pilot, killed August 1940)
J. Dugdale (Squadron Leader, killed in action)
H.W.M. Dulley (killed Hong Kong, 1941)
E.C.T. Edwards (RAF, killed over Holland, 1940)
J.O.V. Edwards (killed Burma, 1942)
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