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 News

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.


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