it was one distinguished old harrovian who conducted the heroic retreat from mons, so it was another who led the 1st army on its triumphant return.
The Harrovian, 1918.
Each summer, the boys in Harrow’s Shell (first) year visit the World War One battlefields in Belgium (Ypres) and France (the Somme), to recognise the sacrifice of the Old Harrovians who died there. The Chaplaincy plays a key role in leading reflections, and the History and English departments provide historical and literary context, respectively.
In September 2012, the HA co-ordinated a three-day visit to battlefields and memorials with a connection to Harrow in Flanders and northern France.
In October 2015, the HA staged another trip to the French and Belgian battlefields, to commemorate the Old Harrovians who fought in the Ypres Salient (1914-18), at the Battle of Loos (25 September to 18 October 1915) and at the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).