Balham to honour memory of local WW1 soldiers in ceremony open to the community on 11 November 2018

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Balham to honour memory of local WW1 soldiers in ceremony open to the community on 11 November 2018

Postby Community Editor » Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:03 am

This Sunday, 11th November 2018, members of the Balham community will come together to observe the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War.

The event, organised by Jim Sutton, Associate Pastor at Balham Baptist Church, will focus on certain Balham men who lost their lives between 1914-18.

Groups will gather at the home addresses of these men and then proceed to Bedford Hill Place, where they will participate in a shared ceremony.

The local community is invited to join the ceremony.

The schedule for 11th November 2018 is:
  • 10.30am – Groups gather at mustering points
  • 10.40am – Processions arrive at Bedford Hill Place
  • 10.45am – Observance at Bedford Hill Place
  • 11am – Two-minute silence
  • 11.05am – Observance ends
(Followed by tea/coffee at Bedford Hill Place kiosk)

Mustering Points:
  1. 32 Kate Street (now on the grounds of Chestnut Grove Academy) – the home of George William Dunham (1892–1916).
  2. 10 Rowfant Road – the home of John Hamilton Beale (1886–1918) & Stephen Spencer Beale (1893–1918).
  3. 29 Elmfield Road – the home of Harry Bailey (1894–1915).
  4. 38 Sistova Road – the home of Geoffrey Tolhurst Cruttenden (1899–1918).
  5. 28 Dinsmore Road – the home of Bertram Douglas Laughton (1894–1917).
For more information, see the Instagram account for this particular event:
https://www.instagram.com/balhamremembers/