Remembrance day 1939

Claxton film clip

By Janet Penn

This I believe is the Remembrance Day Parade and service of 1939. With the outbreak of war just a few weeks before, the service must have held much sadness and apprehension for the people of Canvey Island. The memorial plaque for WWI that is featured in this clip now hangs on the wall of the British Legion in Denham Road. I recently photographed it and decided to incorporate my picture into this clip.

Lest We Forget.

This page was added by Janet Penn on 21/08/2010.
Comments about this page

Does anybody know the soldiers in the film wondered if it may have been Colonel Fielders men

By sue norman
On 05/09/2010

Sorry Sue we have no way of knowing for sure but I would think it was very likely that it is them.

By Janet Penn
On 05/09/2010

Sorry don't know either, What I do know is I still know the meaning of Memorial day and it's a crying shame most of the younger generation has no idea except to grillout and drink lots of booze.

By Gary Moore
On 22/05/2013