Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day 2019 marks 100 years of peace following the signing of the Armistice in 1918 bringing the First World War (1914-18) to an end.

In the lead up to Remembrance Day a simple lighting installation with the message 'LEST WE FORGET'  will be located on the lower Forecourt.  On the reverse of this poignant message are images of service men and nurses, most currently unknown.  These images have been given to the Shrine from a number of private donors. Of all the images we can only confidently identify one man, George Hill, via a pencil inscription on the reverse of the image where he is noted as 'Aunt Liz's husband'.

We would love to hear from you if you can help us identify any of the people pictured, but failing that we ask all visitors to really look at their faces, contemplate their lives and try and understand what it must have been like for them 100 years ago during the first Remembrance Day Service. Honour them today as we hope they were honoured 100 years ago.

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