The Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey

Tomb of the Unknown Warrior – Westminster Abbey – Wikipedia Creative Commons

Marking the 100th Anniversary year of the Burial with a link to the Westminster Abbey website and to Pathé News 1920, including an Aldbourne connection. The film has footage of HMS Verdun carrying the coffin to Dover. Information about HMS Verdun can be found on the internet, and one of the sources I have used is the V and W Destroyer Association –

The bell of H.M.S. Verdun in which the Unknown Warrior was brought from Boulogne to Dover on the eve of Armistice Day 1920. Presented by Cdr. J.D.R. Davies, M.B.E., R.N. Remembrance Sunday 1990.
The Revival of Aldbourne’s Beating the Bounds – John Davies second from right
The Dabchick February 1992

More reading: Planning the burial of the Unknown Warrior (Thursday 5 November 2020) by William Butler – The National Archives Blog 

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