For six years now, Woking District Scouts have held their annual Remembrance Service during the Monthly Brookwood Last Post Ceremony in November. Again this year, the County Commissioner, Joe Rogerson joined us along with the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band.
The 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band led a significant sized parade of Beavers, Cub Scouts, Scouts, Explorers and Leaders numbering around 150 through the cemetery to the RAF Memorial.
We remembered Private A.F. Griffith Williams who was killed in action exactly 107 years ago today on 7 November 1914. He was a member of the Grenadier Guards and a Patrol Leader at the 9th North London Scout Troop.
The Last Post was sounded by a member of the 1st Claygate Scout and Guide Band. The very moving Piper’s Lament was played by a student from Gordon’s School.
Rob Bennet conducted proceedings, Alan Lopez paraded the BLP Standard and the Union Flag was carried by Senior Standard Bearer Tom Milne.
Photos supplied by Mike Hillman.