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War Memorial Rededication

100 years ago we laid the foundation stone on our War Memorial Building to honour the hundreds of Harrovians who have lost their lives in service.

This week we held a special Service of Rededication led by the Assistant Chaplain General, Father James and the Harrow Rifle Corps to mark this important event. After a general salute and inspection, the School paused for the Last Post and Sunset. It was a great pleasure to welcome back Old Harrovians with military service to mark this occasion. In the evening, we joined with the choir of John Lyon School for a Commemoration Concert.

The names of the 642 Old Harrovians who lost their lives in the First World War are recorded on the walls of the Crypt Chapel, and those who died in the Crimean and Boer Wars are recorded in the South Aisle and Lady Chapel. Those who died in the World Wars and in subsequent military action are also commemorated in the War Memorial Building. More recently, a plaque has been added to commemorate those who fought in the Battle of Britain.