Remembering the Fallen

For four years, Newington CEP school has held a service of remembrance on or near the 100th anniversary of the death of each of Newington's Fallen. They've told the story of each soldier, using research by NHG.

The last two men, Edward Carver and Arthur Seager, were remembered in a particularly moving service on November 23, 2018. It reminded us that, even though a ceasefire had been announced two weeks previously, men were still dying as a result of the war.

19 year old Arthur had been home on leave just a month before his death. He survived to see the ceasefire announced but was admitted to hospital two days later with flu. His father went over to France to be with him but Arthur died on November 28, no doubt already weakened by his time at the front.

Edward had returned home earlier, He'd probably been invalided out of active service as he was listed as being with the Home Service Employment Coy, Labour Corps. He died on November 20 and has a Commonwealth War Graves headstone near the north entrance of St Mary's church.

Crosses for both men were presented by pupils Eddie and Denver to NHG Chairman Dean Coles and then laid at the War Memorial with a minute's silence.

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