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2017 Remembrance Day Service

You are cordially invited to attend the Annual Service of Remembrance which will be held on Sunday, 12 November 2017 at 10h20. The Service takes place in the Quadrangle of the School with the Guard of Honour consisting of learners drawn from the Grade 11 Group.


This Service is traditionally held on the Sunday closest to 11 November, the date on which the Armistice was signed to end the First World War. This is a formal occasion, so please dress accordingly. Please be seated by 10h10.

Members of the congregation are asked to observe the One Minute Silence and are invited to join in the singing of the hymns. Respectfully refrain from taking photographs during the Parade. Photographs may be taken from the balcony. After the Parade please join us for tea at the Teddy Bear's Arms (next to the swimming pool).

The Museum/Library will be open from 9h00 to 13h00 but closed for the duration of the ceremony.

The Art Exhibition will be open for viewing in The Staff Room from 08h00 to 14h00. A range of artwork from Grade 8 through to Grade 12 will be on display.


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2017 Officers

Officer Commanding
N Pheko

Second in Command
T Mc Jarrow

Company Sergeant-Major
DR Bonhage-Koen

Platoon Commanders
M van den Berg

Colour Party
Flag Officer   JH Cloete
Colour Sergeant-Major  J Finlay

Colour Sergeants
BL Bester
LD Mthembu

I Crawshaw

1 CJ Baxter
2 LS Ndabankulu
3 NW Nepgen
4 RL Botha

Aide de Camp 
1 S Newland-Nell
2 C Broodryk

CM Menton

OK Mdladla

Wreath Orderlies
1 T Mongole
2 J Knott
3 C Smith
4 C Lopes
5 D Henwood
6 M Naidoo
7 T Mashiyane

Bit of History: Footage of the 1980 Memorial Parade (filmed by the SABC)


Memorial Parade 2017
14 November 2017 | Memorial Parade
Educator in Charge
Mr Eugene Marx
Poppy Day Appeal 2017 Thank you.pdf
KES Poppy Day Thanks 2016.pdf
Roll of Honour

During the Second World War, over two thousand Old Edwardians and masters were in the fighting forces:
178 made the supreme sacrifice. The list of over 100 decorations included: CBE -- 2; OBE -- 10; MBE -- 14; DSO
9; DSC -- 2; MC -- 17; DFC -- 37 (and 4 bars); AFC -- 3; DCM -- 1; George Medal -- 1; DSM -- 1; MM -- 4; DFM -- 3;
Bronze Star (U.S.A.) -- 2; DFC (U.S.A.) -- 1; French Croix de Guerre -- 1.

These achievements of the School were honoured by a special broadcast by the B.B.C.
when it was said that the Roll of Honour of King Edward VII School, for the Second World War,
was the highest in the Commonwealth for one school.


KES Memorial Parade Wreath Commemoration SS Mendi.pdf
History of Delville Wood

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of The Battle of Delville Wood
and as such the Wood witnessed the unveiling of a new memorial
at the Delville Wood In France, which now commemorates the SA
Native Labour Corp Volunteers.

In the Battle of Delville Wood – the 1st South African Brigade assisted
in the capture and holding the wood which was under German attack.
The losses in this battle were in the 360 000 region combining both the
allied forces and German losses. The South African Brigade lost 766 men.
The losses in the war overall obviously different.

After the war Sir Percy Fitzpatrick bought the wood and presented it to
the South African government.

There are three memorials in the wood now.
One commissioned in 1921, one in 1986 and one in 2016.

The 2016 memorial is a wall which has the names of all the men
who served in the war.

Out of the 229 000 South African volunteers who fought in the Great War,
1100 of these were Black, Indian and Coloured troops from the SA Native Labour Corps.
These men were also volunteers and were used as stretcher bearers and trench diggers.
They were not allowed to carry arms, yet spent as much time on the battle field dodging bullets etc.

The 2016 memorial wall which acknowledges the role of South Africans of all colours who fought in
The Great War and proves that we have a shared history.

King Edward school boys that fought and died in this battle were: (7)

E. G. Coombe
C. P Geraghty
G. B. L Hirtzel
G. D. Mosses
J. A. Parker-Quine
W. R .C. Pearson
N. R. Sturgeon

King Edward boys who were wounded: (8)
C.O Connock
C.S. Damp
R C Kernick
G P Leslie
L D Raymond
G E Sturgeon

Prisoner of War: (1)
C W K Tucker

We will remember them.

More History & Images of Delville Wood:
KES Memorial parade Delville Wood history part 1.pdf
KES Memorial parade Delville Wood history part 2.pdf
KES Memorial parade Delville Wood history part 3.pdf

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