Rugby players lay wreath for fallen OM at Varsity Match

December 15, 2014


Two rugby players from Monmouth School paid their respects to an Old Monmothian and former Cambridge student who lost his life in the First World War.

Lloyd and Ben, of the School’s 1st XV team, travelled to Twickenham Stadium to watch this year’s Varsity Match with Master i/c Rugby, John Bevan.

The special fixture, which has been the focus of Oxford and Cambridge rivalry since 1872, was this year dedicated to the 55 Blues who died in the First World War, including OM Horace Wyndham Thomas, who attended King’s College.

Lloyd and Ben were honoured to lay a wreath in remembrance of the player, who was killed in action at Guillemont on September 3, 1916, aged just 26.

Horace won two Wales caps and played for Swansea, Barbarians and Calcutta Rugby Club.

This year’s Varsity Match was won by Oxford University.

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