We will remember them

Many Old Lyonians fought and died in the World Wars of last century. On 9th November, the School joined with OLs to remember them


Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018   Author:    Category: General   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare by Email


Every year John Lyon School and the Old Lyonians remember those who died fighting in wars.  On Friday, the whole School gathered in the Red House Garden with OLs for an Act of Remembrance which included an address from the OLA Chaplain, Hugh Wikner, the reading out of the names of the OLs who died in the Great War, and the laying of wreaths. 

The President of the OLA, Paul Matarewicz, laid a wreath with the Head of John Lyon, Katherine Haynes, on behalf of the School.  This year, Liam Moore (OL 1998 - 2005) returned to School to lay a wreath on behalf of the OLs with current Prefect Javier D'Souza. 

Liam Moore left School to go to Southampton University where he studied English.  After leaving university he joined the Royal Artillery starting with a one year course at Sandhurst.  During his 6 years in service, he led a team in Afghanistan, worked with the US Navy Seals in Iraq and negotiated with factions in Iraq to combat ISIS.  After leaving the Army he joined J P Morgan in asset management.

We were very fortunate to have Liam come back to the School and shamelessly took the opportunity to ask him to talk informally to boys about careers in both the Army and the City, which he most generously did.

For further pictures of Remembrance, please click here.