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New poetry collection by Martin Romilly launches at OHRFC

OH Colonel Martin Romilly, OBE (Th 56) has published an anthology of poetry commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918, to be launched at the OHRFC on 24th November in London.

The Great War - Lest We Forget, by Colonel Martin Romilly, OBE
The Great War - Lest We Forget, by Colonel Martin Romilly, OBE
Colonel Martin Romilly, OBE (Th 56) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918 by publishing his own anthology of poems on the subject of remembrance, which will be launched to coincide with special remembrance service by the OHRFC on November 24th.

When the Great War broke out, the OHRFC took the decision to cancel all fixtures and eighty-five playing members immediately joined up. Fifty of them made the ultimate sacrifice and are commemorated in the Roll of Honour, which hangs in the Clubhouse.

Their sacrifice is remembered in a special service conducted by the Venerable Luke Miller, Archdeacon of London (Hailey 79.3) and will be held at 12noon on Saturday 24th November at the Rugby Club, 27 Ruxley Lane, Ewell, Kingston, Surrey, KT19 0JB.

Afterwards, guests will be welcome to stay for a buffet lunch and then watch the England v Australia rugby match on the club TV.

Martin Romilly himself was XXX captain when at Haileybury which makes this a particularly poignant venue to launch his anthology. 

For more about his anthology, The Great War, Lest We Forget, please click here
For more about the OHRFC remembrance service, please click here

 

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