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Honouring those who gave their lives in World War 1

Isleworth 390 Commemoration - 11th November 2018

In this year’s Remembrance Service, numerous student ambassadors from each year group represented the soldiers.


 

This stunning display was created by our Year 9 students in their textile design lessons, taking pride of place in Gumley’s main reception and at the special community exhibition on Remembrance Sunday.

390 servicemen from Isleworth died in WW1 and this year it is a very special occasion, the Centenary of the Armistice, which ended World War 1.

The service followed traditional lines to respect its wider purpose of remembering the fallen of all conflicts.

Together with other Isleworth community schools and partners, Gumley has participated in this event since its start in 2014. Students from all the schools totalled 390, each wearing a sash with the name of one of the servicemen.

John Weathers (19 November 1894-31 May 1916)

Gumley student Rosina, proudly represented a member of her family, John Weathers.
John enlisted in the Royal Navy at Portsmouth at the start of July 1915 when he was aged 20.
He was killed in action on 31 May 1916 when HMS Invincible sank at the Battle of Jutland.
John’s brothers; Maurice, George and Patrick also enlisted and all survived WW1.
Their father, John (senior), was Honorary Secretary of the Committee that erected the
Isleworth War Memorial.

Parents and Carers are also warmly invited to attend this very special service.

The Isleworth 390 website has more photos, videos & history of each serviceman https://www.isleworthww1.co.uk/

You can watch this very special short film, created by community volunteers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTDBzerfls