THE  DOVER WAR MEMORIAL  PROJECT

 

war memorial at dusk, photographed by Michelle Cooper


Acts of Remembrance

SERVICES, CEREMONIES, AND SHRINES IN MEMORY OF THE FALLEN

Various events were held to remember those who had died; they took a variety of forms but had many common themes. This list is a recording and basic analysis of the ways Dover remembered those they had lost, hoped for the safety of those who still served, and tried to manage both bereavement and anxiety. We'll be adding to this list as we discover more.

1915

Date Occasion Format Where Components (not in order)
4 Aug 3.30pm 1st anniversary of entry to war church service St Mary's, Cannon Street Hymns - Rock of Ages, Peace Perfect Peace, How Can I Cease to Pray for Thee, Praise my Soul the King of Heaven
Lesson from Corinthians XV
Prayer from the Burial of the Dead, prayer for "our brethren now departed"
Reading of names of those who had died, concluded by the words "We commend them into Thy Hands, to the mercy of the most Merciful Father, the souls of our brothers now departed"
Last Post
Band of 3rd Buffs played Chopin's funeral march and Greig's homage march
Blessing
National Anthem

1916

Date Occasion Format Where Components
4 Nov
pm
near All Saints' Day church service   part of the Order for Burial of the Dead
Anthem - There Comes a Time of Stillness, as of Even
Hymn - On the Resurrection Morning, Onward Christian Soldiers
Band of the Buffs
Last Post
Chopin's Funeral March
Reading of names of those who had died, concluded by commending them "to God's merciful and loving keeping, through Jesus Christ our Lord"


 


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