Service of Remembrance 2014

On Saturday 8th November 2014 the residents of Addison Court and the Holy Trinity (Guildford) Housing Association hosted an Act of Remembrance Service at the War Memorial

2014 Service

Prayers of Remembrance were said and the hymn "O God, our help in ages past" was sung

The service was led by the Reverend Rod Pierce, of Holy Trinity church, Guildford. After prayers of remembrance, the two minute silence was preceded with the Last Post and ended with Reveille, played by Seb Skelly, a music student at The University of Surrey.

Last Post 2014

The Last Post signalled the start of the two minute silence

After singing "O God, our help in ages past", Julie Howarth from Cline Road, told the story of the first two men from Charlotteville to be killed in the War. 1914. They were William Cobbett missing in action on 14th September, 1914 and Alfred Kemp also missing in action 30th October, 1914. Both men served with the Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, William in the 1st Battalion and Alfred with the 2nd Battalion.

Reflection 2014

Julie Howarth tells the story of the first two men killed in 1914

After further prayers representatives of the local community came forward to lay wreaths.

Wreaths 2014

A wreath from the Children of Charlotteville

After the service tea and cake were served in the residents lounge at Addison Court. A poster display told the story of the men on the memorial and of the history of the area through two World Wars.

Tea  2014

After the service refreshments were served in the residents lounge of Addison Court. A poster display told the story of the men on the memorial and the history of the area during the two World Wars

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Original Memorial

 Photograph of the memorial in its original  position, circa 1964. Reproduced by  permission of the Surrey History Centre.

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