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Armistice Day at Monmouth School for Girls

November 11th, 2020

Monmouth School for Girls marked Armistice Day with a short service at 11.30am.

Anna, Head Girl, laid a wreath at the school’s War Memorial, flanked by her Deputies, Rhiannon and Scarlett, and Headmistress, Mrs Jessica Miles.

Mrs Miles and Mrs Helen Edwards each laid a wreath during the Act of Remembrance, which was led by Chaplain, Reverend Clifford Swartz.

Despite the on-going coronavirus restrictions, the school still paid its tribute to the fallen.

Former Monmouth School for Girls’ student, Maud Edwards, a nurse, was killed when an explosion sunk the Royal Navy cruiser, HMS Natal, in December 1915.

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.

This year’s commemorations also fall in line with the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

 

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