John, I do not know the precise circumstances of your death, but, as a former soldier in the 1st and the 7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment and the 1st Royal Lincolnshire Regiment myself, doing my National Service in relative peacetime in 1950-51, although sad to read about your death, I am pleased to be given this opportunity to salute you as a brave soldier who lost his life in the service of his country. Whether you perished as a result of suffering a mortal wound in the local fighting, or whether your death occurred through accident or illness I do not know. I can but quote the memorial hymn again, “All you had hoped for, all you had you gave to save mankind – yourself you scorned to save.”  I trust that the Guard of Honour at your memorial fired the traditional salute to a fallen comrade. In addition to the inscription on your memorial, you are also remembered every year at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, when the parade is at the attention while the Queen’s Colour and the National Standard are dipped in salute as the Last Post is sounded. I offer my sympathy to your relatives and friends who mourned your sacrifice.  You are in Our Lord God‘s Hands now.  Rest in Peace. Harry      

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