The Unknown Warrior at Victoria railway station

by RICHARD MADDOX

RAILWAY STATIONS ARE ALWAYS BUSY with people rushing to get trains or rushing away from the station.

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Image: The plaque near Platform 8 at Victoria Station, London. Image: © R Maddox, 2017.

Near Platform 8 at Victoria Station, London  is a plaque honouring the Unknown Soldier and each year at 8pm on 10 November, the Western Front Association holds a memorial ceremony.

Placed there by the WFA, the simple plaque framed in English oak was unveiled in November 1998 by Frank Sumpter, who served as a Private in 1/5th (City of London) London Regiment during World War 1 and was a pall bearer for the Unknown Warrior.

He died in July 1999 and spent the last few years of his life as a Chelsea Pensioner.

More information:
http://www.guidedwalksinlondon.co.uk/blog/read_121394/unknown-warrior-commemoration-at-victoria-station-2014.html

http://londonwfa.org.uk/unknown_warrrior_commemoration_10november/

https://greatwarlondon.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/10-nov-arrival-of-unknown-warrior/

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