The March Last Post was again extremely limited in numbers with primarily only members of the BLP in attendance. A member of the public passing by read the Exhortation.
Our Individual Remembrance was Private Francis Madden, Service Number: 2764028 of the 70th Battalion, The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). He died on the 7th March 1941 and is commemorated on Panel 12, Column 2 of the BROOKWOOD 1939-1945 MEMORIAL as having no known grave.
Paul McCue read the Individual Remembrance, Alan Lopez was our Standard Bearer and Eddie Jones represented the Artists Rifles.
Continuing our theme of very short ceremonies, the February Last Post contained simply an Individual Remembrance and the sounding of the Last Post.
Our Individual Remembrance was civilian James John Cooper Wyatt who died on 7th February 1941 aged 77. He was married to Jessie Frances Wyatt, and they lived at 185 Stonhouse Street, Clapham, London. He was injured on the first day of The Blitz, and sadly died at Botleys Park War Hospital five months later.
Alan Lopez carried the Standard and in attendance was Eddie Jones of the Artists Rifles.
Due to the continued health situation in the UK, the January Last Post was an extremely small affair and the ceremony was cut to the absolute minimum to enable Brookwood Last Post members to pay their respects.
We remembered Donkeyman Saturnino Lopez Hernandez of the Mercantile Marine. A crew member aboard the S.S. “Euterpe” (Cardiff). On the 7th January 1916, the ship was either torpedoed or hit a mine in the North Sea off Hull and sunk. Aged 53, he is remembered on the Tower Hill Memorial, London.
Our Standard Bearer was Alan Lopez and we also had in attendance Keith Tarling, representing the Woking Royal Navy Association and parading the association Standard.