Caerleon Remembrance Events

  • Caerleon can be very proud of the huge support it gave this weekend in remembering the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in WW1, WW2 and the many other wars since 1914.
    ‘Caerleon Remembers’ 
    Gail and Jason joined hundreds of local people at the wonderful ‘Caerleon Remembers’ commemoration in St Cadoc’s Church on Saturday evening organised by the Caerleon Remembers Committee, Tim Davidson (Chair of Caerleon Arts Festival) and Dame Rosemary Butler. 
    Gail and Jason joined the Mayor of Newport, The Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Jayne Bryant AMguests and relatives of Caerleon men who lost their lives, in placing poppies in a special wreath. Many congratulations to all involved. Below is a copy of the programme.
    ‘Caerleon Remembrance Parade and Service’
    Gail and Jason joined the parade and service again this year, which was attended by the largest number of people in living history.
    Along with veterans, representatives from all armed forces, Air Cadets and their excellent band, guides, scouts and police, we were honoured to place our wreaths on Caerleon’s war memorial. We were also delighted to be able to wear our special poppies made by Caerleon and Ponthir guides and brownies.
    The short service in the Memorial Garden was led by Reverend Sue Pratten. It was particularly special to see the railings decorated by the Guides and Brownies, and beautifully designed pebbles painted by the children of Charles Williams Church in Wales Primary School were placed along the flower beds in the Memorial Garden and St Cadoc’s church grounds.
    The parade route was lined by hundreds of people who also packed the church for the main service, also led by Reverend Sue Pratten and accompanied by . The Last Post was played beautifully again this year by David Jones.
    In memory of:  
    Gail’s great grandfather, Sergeant Farrier Fred Riley, Royal Field Artillery, born 17th  April 1878 Killed in Action 25th  May 1915, 2nd Battle of Ypres and buried in White House Cemetery, Ypres.
    Jason’s great uncle Michael Morris who survived Ypres and Mametz Wood only to be Killed in Action in the very last days of  Passchendaele (having just been given his orders to return home days earlier) Also buried in Ypres. 

    November 13th, 2018 | Caerleon Labour | Comments Off on Caerleon Remembrance Events |

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