Comic Dom Joly is to remember a fallen ‘Dragon’

Comic Dom Joly is to remember a fallen ‘Dragon’

Comic Dom Joly is to remember a fallen ‘Dragon’

First published in

FORMER Dragon School pupil and comedian Dom Joly has signed up to take part in a Royal British Legion campaign to mark the outbreak of the war a century ago.

The RBL is calling on people through the Every Man Remembered initiative to remember the 1,117,077 people from the Commonwealth who died during the four-year war.

Mr Joly, pictured right, will be remembering fellow Dragon School pupil Captain Frank Benham who served with the Royal Field Artillery and died, aged 30, on August 26, 1916.

There is an online database which allows people to pay tribute to someone they have a connection to, or find someone who has no-one to commemorate them.

Dr Stephen Clarke, head of remembrance at the Legion, said: “Every Man Remembered will be our greatest act of remembrance during the First World War centenary.

“We’re asking the British public to commemorate every one of the 1,117,077 men and women who died during the First World War through our huge online database.

“You can look up a family member, namesake, or make a random search – the important thing is that not a single one of them is left without a dedication and recognition of the role they played in providing the freedom we have today.”

People can find someone who was in their family, or who shares their name, age, workplace, birthday or home town.

Visit everymanremembered.org for details.


Our top stories:

Hundreds say goodbye to former Blackbird Leys councillor Val Smith during funeral

Oxford Mail:

2:10pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

HUNDREDS of mourners lined Blackbird Leys Road to pay their respects to former councillor Val Smith this morning.

Three-vehicle crash blocks lane on A34 near Botley interchange

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

12:24pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A CRASH is currently blocking a lane on the A34 near the Botley Interchange.

One lane closed on A40 near Witney due to pot hole repairs

Oxford Mail: A40 alert

11:56am Tuesday 26th May 2015

A LANE on the A40 near Witney has been closed this morning for essential pot hole repairs.

Video: How the Vicarage Road triple murder case unfolded over the weekend

Oxford Mail:

12:13pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A video review of how the murders of Jan and Derin Jordon and Phil Howard, plus the subsequent manhunt for Jed Allen, unfolded.

Didcot murders: Post mortem results not expected until tomorrow

Oxford Mail:

11:22am Tuesday 26th May 2015

RESULTS of post mortem examinations on the three people killed in Didcot are not expected until tomorrow, police said.

Severe delays on Botley Road as latest phase of Frideswide Square works causes traffic chaos

Oxford Mail:

9:43am Tuesday 26th May 2015

THE eastbound Botley Road is at a near-standstill this morning following the latest phase of roadworks at Frideswide Square.

 

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree