Act of Remembrance

Remembrance Ceremony Friday 9th November 2018 at 11.00am

This year we will be holding our act of remembrance at school on Friday at 11.00am.

Yesterday I received a very moving letter from the great nephew of a man called Harry Cheeseman of the Royal Sussex Regiment who died in 1917 of wounds received in 1915. 

Lance Corporal Harry Cheeseman was born in the Red Lion pub (now the Enchanted Forest) in the High Street and had four brothers who all played for Angmering Football Club in 1912.

Harry Cheeseman was a very brave young man.  He left his trench to carry a wounded soldier back to safety and then repeated this action a second time, when he was shot.  He remained alive for 16 months and was for some time in the care of nurses at the Duchess of Norfolk’s home but he eventually died of his wounds aged 23.  Harry Cheeseman was buried in St Margaret’s churchyard with full military honours and more than 500 people from the village turned out to pay their respects.

Children have learnt about Harry today in their current affairs assembly (Juniors) and we would like to honour the memory of Harry Cheeseman on Friday.  All Junior school children are invited to wear an appropriate hat or cap on Friday and at the end of our act of remembrance we will follow our minutes silence with three cheers for Lance Corporal Harry Cheeseman, when the Junior children can doff their cap.

I am delighted to say that Harry’s great nephew will be joining us for this simple act of remembrance.  Below are some pictures of Harry and I also attach a full account of his brave actions, which please read.

 

  1. Harry Cheeseman - Gave His Life for Another