Armistice Day marked in short service at War Memorial

November 11, 2021

Reverend Clifford Swartz led a short Act of Remembrance service this morning to mark Armistice Day at Monmouth School for Girls.

Head Girl, Freya, and Mrs Rachel Rees, Deputy Head Pastoral, each laid a wreath, at the school’s war memorial.

The memorial at Monmouth School for Girls is in honour of former student, Maud Edwards, a nurse, who was killed when an explosion destroyed the Royal Navy cruiser, HMS Natal, in December 1915.

Pupils, staff and guests also took part in a moving Act of Remembrance, led by the Chaplain, Reverend Swartz, at Monmouth School for Boys.

Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Mr Simon Dorman, and Deputy Head Pastoral, Mr David Edwards, and Mrs Rees, each laid a wreath at the war memorial.

Head of School at Monmouth School for Boys, Theo, and Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls, Freya, also laid a wreath each, while Year 13 musician, Danny, played The Last Post.

Armistice Day falls on 11th November each year – the day in 1918 that the armistice was signed to end the First World War after four years of fighting.