We will remember them

From left, Cllr David Grant, Barry Nugent, Trevor Eldridge and Cyril Young
From left, Cllr David Grant, Barry Nugent, Trevor Eldridge and Cyril Young

Remembrance Day was marked at Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill, by a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress and Deputy Lieutenant for the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

From left, Trevor Eldridge, Cyril Young, Barry Nugent, Cllr David Grant and Anne Grant
From left, Trevor Eldridge, Cyril Young, Barry Nugent, Cllr David Grant and Anne Grant

Cllr David Grant, his wife Anne and Cyril Young attended a short wreath laying ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance at the hospital on Friday 9 November. 

Wreaths were laid by the Mayor, Cyril Young, Trevor Eldridge, Director, Adult Acute Mental Health Services and Barry Nugent, Chairman of the Royal British Legion, Eltham and Well Hall branch. Trevor said: “This memorial means a great deal to all of us in Oxleas as well as to the local community. It is so important that we remember all those who gave their lives so that we can enjoy ours.” 

The Hall of Remembrance is a marble panelled hall at the centre of the hospital where books of remembrance with the names of local war dead from the two World Wars are kept. The pages are turned every day.

Remembrance Day is held annually at 11am on the eleventh day of the eleventh month - the date and time that the armistice ended the First World War in 1918. It commemorates all the members of the armed forces who have died in conflicts since that time.

Memorial Hosptial was built after the First World War to commemorate the local war dead. It was officially opened in 1927 by the Duke of York.

Published on 9th November 2012