"Thank you for our today."
Lest we forget
By 1942 65 members of staff from what became Oakwood Hospital were serving in the Forces, of whom 44 were Nurses.
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyam, "Poem for the Fallen".
The Great War:
Sydney Bonney Northumberland Fusiliers
Frederick Curtis Welsh Guards
Charles Hickmott Welsh Guards
James Laking Grenadier Guards
Herbert Manktelow West Kent Regiment
George Richardson West Kent Regiment
Walter Wells Grenadier Guards
Frederick Wynn Essex Regiment
Albert E Luck West Kent Yeomenry (Queens Own)
Edwin C Abnett Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Sidney Lowe   Queens Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Victor S G Naughton London Regiment
Reginald Wakefield Kings Royal Rifle Corps
The Second World War:
Current privacy laws make it difficult to find background information about these men.
George Ashmole Royal West Kent Regiment
Frederick Curtis Royal Engineers
Thomas Hawker Gloucestershire Regiment
Thomas Lovett Royal Air Force
'I heard the bugle, the hills echoing its tone,
Paying tribute to each soldier, no one was alone.
It seemed as if I heard each one of them say,
"For your Tomorrow, we gave our Today."'
Ruth T. George
to read The VE Day Thanksgiving Service.