Watsonians lay wreath at Cenotaph

Watsonians lay wreath at Cenotaph

Published on 15 January 2020

On Friday 10 January, the London Watsonian Club laid a wreath at the Cenotaph to remember the Watsonians who lost their lives during World War One.

This annual observance was led by club President John Robertson, who was joined by Principal Melvyn Roffe and our School Captains, Lachlan and Phoebe.

A group of 20 Watsonians assembled to remember those who had made such a great sacrifice for their country. Flanked by our School Captains, John Robertson laid a wreath and the group observed a silence, taking the opportunity for some reflection. 

After the ceremony, Lachlan and Phoebe upheld the tradition of reading from the Watsonian Roll of Honour and afterward presented extracts from our school’s Remembrance service, held back in November 2019. 

Many of the reflections that followed were family stories and memories from the great wars of the 20th century. 

This was the 99th occasion of the London Watsonians laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, making next year the centenary.