Today with around 35 people attending, we performed the long ceremony.
We remembered Bombardier J Feeney. Bombardier Feeney was in the 161st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, the ‘Scarborough Pals’. He was the husband of Lilian Feeney, of 170, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. However he wasn’t an Australian and had enlisted in the British military.
He died 100 years ago today on 2nd December 1918, after the war and it is unknown whether that was due to injuries sustained in the war or from the Spanish influenza that swept the globe.
He was 26 years old and is buried in plot XII. C. 21A in Brookwood Military Cemetery.
Our padre was Bert Steed, the Last Post was sounded by Mrs Ruth Moore, the BLP Standard was paraded by Mrs Sue Stallard and the poem and individual remembrance was read out by Paul McCue.
Afterwards we went round to the Trench Experience for refreshments.