The Unknown Warrior

 I attended the Duke of York's Royal Military School in Dover.

On the 10th November 1920, 100 'Dukies', together with a contingent from the Connaught Rangers, formed an honour guard at Dover Priory as the coffin of the 'Unknown Warrior' was loaded onto a tramcar, ready for its journey to Victoria Station, for burial the next day in Westminster Abbey.

This is the story of the "Unknown Warrior", interspersed with appropriate poetry of the Great War.

 




 
 


 Belgian marble slab covering
 the grave of the "Unknown Warrior" in Westminster Abbey
 Outer oak coffin of the
"Unknown Warrior",
showing the crusader-style sword donated by George V
Rev David Railton MC, who
first suggested the idea of
the "Unknown Warrior"