Let us not forget

I attended the service of remembrance in Orpington this morning. The Orpington service is particularly interesting because it is split over two locations, the first part being at the war memorial at the southern end of the town the second at “Canadian Corner” in the All Saints churchyard.

Orpington was the site of a Canadian military hospital during the WW1 and 182 Canadians are buried there. The churchyard is also the resting place of the last person to be killed by enemy action in WW2, Ivy Millichamp, who was killed by a V-2 on 27th March 1945.

Let us not forget the sacrifice made by men and women of the armed forces and the civilians who gave their lives so that we might live in freedom and peace, in the world wars and subsequently.

2 responses to “Let us not forget

  1. <>The churchyard is also the resting place of the last person to be killed by enemy action in WW2…on 27th March 1945.<>If my history lessons serve correctly a few more people died as a result of enemy action in the next few months, including hundreds of thousands of civilians in Japan alone. I think you may mean the last person in mainland Britain to die as a result of German bombing.May they all rest in peace.

  2. <>The churchyard is also the resting place of the last person to be killed by enemy action in WW2…on 27th March 1945.<>If my history lessons serve correctly a few more people died as a result of enemy action in the next few months, including hundreds of thousands of civilians in Japan alone. I think you may mean the last person in mainland Britain to die as a result of German bombing.May they all rest in peace.

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