LONDON COLNEY Pastoral Centre Orphanage sent 18 young men to the front line in the first year of the Great War (1914-18). None of them returned.
And now, the Parish Council is to add the names of the forgotten orphans to the war memorial, on the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, at its Armistice day parade on Sunday 11th November
Council Chairman Malcolm MacMillan said
“It will be an emotional and special moment in our history and gives us an opportunity to remember these youngsters by adding names alongside those who fell in the first and second world wars.
We will now remember them”
MARCH WITH US: Villagers have been invited to join the parade of organisations (300+ people) led by a lone piper.
Cllr. MacMillan added “usually village organisations take part in the parade from the Caledon Community centre to the High Street War Memorial. As this year commemorates the centenary of the end of the 1918 war, we have invited the thousand or so local residents who watch the parade to join-in the historical event and march with us“
The parade leaves the Caledon Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney at 10.35am on 11th November.