Today’s Last Post was in conjunction with Woking District Scouts. 90 uniformed young people, together with leaders and the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band made for an incredible and moving ceremony. There were approximately 200 people in attendance including the Mayor of Woking and the Surrey Scouts County Commissioner.
We remembered Marc Nobel from Norfolk. Marc was 10 years old when he attended the first ever Scout camp by Baden-Powell on Brownsea Island in 1907.
Marc went on to become a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery and died of wounds received near Boeshinghe, Ypres on July 1st 1917, ‘Whilst showing great bravery in trying to get help for his wounded comrades’. He was just 20 years of age.
Marc is buried in the Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Elverdinghe.
Tom Milne was our Standard Bearer and our bugler was one of the young members of the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band.
Afterwards, many went round to The Trench Experience where there were refreshments and a camp fire to keep people warm.