Somme fallen to be hon­oured at church

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A HILLING­DON church is to hold a cen­te­naryy re­mem­brance forr those killed in the e Somme, in­clud­ingg Uxbridge headd teacher Eve­lynn Wors­ley.

Mr Wors­ley had been mar­ried for six years when he died of his wounds while serv­ing his coun­try at the Bat­tle of the Somme 100 years ago.

The 31-year-old had two young daugh­ters and had taken over from his fa­ther as head teacher of Eve­lyn’s School, in Hilling­don, in 1912.

But in 1916 he joined his com­pa­tri­ots to fight in World War One and he died one month later, on Septem­ber 17.

Mr Wors­ley at­tended Winch­ester Col­lege, in Hamp­shire, be­fore go­ing on to study at Mag­dalen Col­lege, Ox­ford Univer­sity, where he grad­u­ated with a de­gree in his­tory.

In 1910 he mar­ried Miss Kather­ine Rash­leigh, but the sec­ond lieu­tenant lost his life in Ginchy, along­side al­most half a mil­lion troops.

His mem­ory is just one of those that will be hon­oured dur­ing a re­mem­brance ser­vice on Fri­day July 1.

St John’s Church will be hold­ing the gath­er­ing to re­flect and re­mem­ber those from Uxbridge and west Lon­don who lost their lives dur­ing the bat­tle.

The event starts at 7pm at the church in Royal Lane. other Bri­tish

n RE­MEM­BRANCE: Eve­lyn Wors­ley

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