Whitgift Remembrance Service

David Stranack lays wreath on behalf of OWs
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More than 20 Old Whitgiftians attended Whitgift’s World War 1 Commemoration Service on the morning of Tuesday 11th November. OW Colonel Jonathan Swift OBE (1983-91) addressed the congregation and the Whitgift Chamber Choir sang beautifully ‘For the Fallen’ by Douglas Guest.

Wreaths were laid by Head Boy Stefan Amokwandoh on behalf of Whitgift pupils, Ben Turner on behalf of Whitgift staff and by WA President, David Stranack, on behalf of the Whitgiftian Association.

Overall, 1,800 people attended the service, including students, parents, staff, OWs and Whitgift House residents, making it a fitting and poignant tribute to the 251 OWs who gave their lives in the First World War.