Over 40 people joined us for the first Last Post of 2022.
Since 2017, we have remembered named individuals that have been killed in various conflicts. These individual remembrances are extra special when family members can be present as it makes the ceremony more poignant and emotional. Our historian, Paul McCue, also of the Secret WW2 Learning Network researches and presents details and biographies of individuals at each ceremony in a way that brings home the sacrifices made to a far greater extent than can be delivered via this page.
The Individual Remembrance today was no exception. Private Maynard Allen Paul of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps who died on this day 80 years ago, age 26. The images below tell his story.
Mrs Ruth Moore sounded the Last Post. Alan Lopez was our Standard Bearer and Tom Milne paraded the Union Flag. Also on parade were Eddie Jones parading The Artists Rifles Standard and Norman Holden parading the Royal British Legion Bisley, Knaphill and West End Branch Standard. Keeping everyone in check was our Parade Marshall, Ian Cartwright.
We followed the short ceremony and afterwards retired to the Trench Experience for refreshments.
Thank you to Alan Meeks for the photos and Paul McCue for the Individual Research details.