At 11.00am this morning, S. Anselm’s gathered on the Headteacher’s Lawn to pay our respects to those who have fallen in the service of our country and to commemorate all former Anselmians who lost their lives in WWI and WWII.
2021 is the centenary of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, and the origins of the poppy, as an emblem of remembrance, was a central theme of our service.
It is a S. Anselm’s tradition that children with an immediate relative serving, or who has formerly served, in the armed services play an official role in the service, by either reading or laying a wreath.
Silence was observed to remember those who attended S. Anselm’s and fell.
Those who gave their lives in the Great War 1914-1918:
2nd Lieutenant N. B. Antrobus, Captain N. Armitage, Captain H. G. Barber MC, Lieutenant K. L. Cole, Captain H. Colver, Lieutenant E. W. Colver, Captain A. H. Crossley, Major F. W. Dust MC, Lieutenant A. M. Eadon, 2nd Lieutenant J. I. Farmer, 2nd Lieutenant G. N. Storrs-Fox, Major L. B. Halcomb, Corporal H. G. Fielding-Johnson, 2nd Lieutenant S. Knowles, 2nd Lieutenant D. S. Laurence, Captain F. B. Parker, Captain H. K. Peace, 2nd Lieutenant J. R. Prentice, 2nd Lieutenant E. F. R. Robson
Those who gave their lives in the Second World War 1939-1945:
Flight Lieutenant T. G. W. Appleby, Lieutenant Colonel J. Bassett, Pilot Officer G. H. C. Blunt, Pilot Officer T. G. Bridges, Major S. J. Bunch, Chaplain to the Forces Mr R. C. Chalk, Major Sir C. K. Dick-Cunningham, Lieutenant B. W. Drew, Pilot Officer F. G. Drewry, Major T. P. Kneen, Major D. E. Lockwood, Captain M. S. Macpherson, Trooper J. G. Robinson, Lieutenant J. R. Wilson.
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.