Edward George Honey- A few silent minutes is needed of National Remembrance

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Please find attached photos of Edward George Honey memorial stone.




    Edward George Honey (1885-1922), an Australian journalist working in Fleet Street,
    and who had fought with the British, wrote in 1919 to the Evening Mail as follows:
    ’A few silent minutes is needed of National Remembrance : a sacred intercession.
    A communion with the Glorious Dead, who have won us this peace ; from this
    communion : a new strength, a new hope and a faith in the morrow. In the street,
    the home, the theatre; indeed anywhere Englishmen and their women chance to
    be, surely these bitter-sweet minutes of silence will be service enough.’ This because
    he was devastated by the victory celebrations of drunkenness in the streets.
    A few months later he was invited by King George V to view a rehearsal at Buckingham
    Palace of a Remembrance Celebration and a Two Minute Silence. Honey has a monument
    in Melbourne near the great Shrine of Remembrance ( where on 11th November at 11am
    a shaft of sunlight shines through an aperture in the roof on to a memorial slab inscribed
    ’Greater Love Hath No Man’.)
    Honey was a sickly man and unfortunately contracted

    tuberculosis and was admitted to Mount Vernon Hospital where he died in 1922.
    He is buried in Northwood Cemetery in Chestnut Avenue ,Northwood,Middlesex.

    http://www.htnorthwood.co.uk/ParishNews/NOVEMBER2010.pdf

    BBC - Remembrance - Two minute silence
     

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  2. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Cheers for that Clive, I didn't know that was where the 2 minutes silence originated.
    Would like to see the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance at 11am 11/11. Sounds magnificent.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Well I've just learnt something.
    Cheers.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    2 minute silence
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I have too.
     
  6. Joe Brown

    Joe Brown WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I remember as a young boy it being called the Great Silence.

    It is a Spiritful moment of our oneness with the Immortal Brave when thousands standing together in heartfelt Remembrance and in complete silence.

    Joe Brown.
     
  7. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Learn something new every day. Thanks for posting Clive.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  8. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,

    Yes we can all learn something new every day - mostly by just logging onto this Forum.

    Nice post Clive.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  9. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Clive
    Thank you for furthering my education!
    Great post
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    2 minute silence
     
  11. Little Friend

    Little Friend Senior Member

    Well that's taught me something too ! and I go to Northwood nearly every week. Have to take a look soon. Many thanks for that information Clive.
    Must admit I always thought that the two minutes silence was one for each World War. Learn something every day....
     
  12. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    2 minute silence
     
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    2 minute silence
     
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    2 Minute Silence
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