Lest We Forget

Old Lyonians, Students, Governors and Staff joined together to remember those OLs who died in War.


Date: Tue 15 Nov 2016   Author: Lyonian Office   Category: OLA   Share: Share on facebookShare on TwitterShare on PinterestShare by Email


Friday 11th November

At the 11th Hour of the 11th Day of the 11th Month, OLs joined students and staff of The John Lyon School in their annual Act of Remembrance. The sun shone down as we gathered in the Red House Memorial Garden to remember those who gave their lives during war time.

Sunday 13th November

The Reverend Hugh Wikner led the annual Service of Remembrance,held in the Red House Memorial Garden at the site of the Old Lyonian War Memorial. OLs were joined by cadets from the CCF, the Head Boy, Deputies and Prefects, along with Miss Haynes (Head) and Mrs Sue Symonds (School Governor).

"We gather here today to remember before God, and commend to his sure keeping, those Old Lyonians who have died for their country in war: those whom we knew, and whose memory we treasure, and all who have lived and died in the service of mankind. The sacrifice that they and others like them made, have enabled us to live in peace and prosperity. We hope and pray that, as this year comes to an end, the new one will be one of peace; that negotiation and dialogue will take the place of war, and that there will be tolerance and mutual respect between nations and peoples".

The Head Boy, Jash Gandhi, joined by his Deputies, read out the names of those Old Lyonians killed in WW1 and WW2 and the cadets of the CCF laid a wreath on behalf of the School.

President of the OLA, Mr Joe Kerridge and OL Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Lancashire (Royal Navy Retired) laid the wreath on behalf of the Old Lyonian Association.

The Last Post and The Reveille were played by Sam Singleton.

After the service lunch was enjoyed in the Refectory of the School.