Lest we forget
A Time to Remember
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Extract from The Fallen by Laurenc Binon
In Ryde cemetery there are 51 war graves: 23 from WW1 and 28 from WW2.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission actually lists 52 names on its Debt of Honour Register, this is because Hugh Arthur Smith served as H A Scovell in the Royal Artillery and he is commemorated under both names.
There are many other memorials in Ryde Cemetery that remember men and woman of Ryde who were killed in action, served in the armed forces or lost their lives as a result of conflict. At this time of year we remember and give thanks to each and every one of them.
The Royal British Legion is the nation’s custodian of Remembrance, ensuring that people remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy today. The poppy has become the symbol of Remembrance worn during the weeks leading to Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day.
Related Website: Royal British Legion
Website URL: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/remembrance