May Last Post

Today, with around 30 people in attendance, we ran the long ceremony. The Mayor of Woking, Cllr Will Forster was in attendance for the third time during his mayoral year for which we are grateful.

We remembered Ronald William Poulton Palmer of the 1st/4th Bn Royal Berkshire Regiment. Son of Professor Edward Bagnall Poulton and Mrs. Emily Palmer Poulton, of Wykeham House, Oxford. Captain of the England Rugby Football XV in 1914. He was 25 years old when he was killed on 5th May 1915. He is buried in plot B.11 in the Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.

Mr Rob Bennett was our reverend, Mrs Sue Stallard, our Standard Bearer, Mrs Ruth Moore, out bugler and for the first time, Mr Ian Cartwright our Parade Marshall.

Afterwards we retired to the Trench Experience and caught up with a troop of Czech Republic Scouts that had attended a ceremony elsewhere in the cemetery.