Somme fallen to be honoured at church
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