Today we pay our respects to Kingham Alumnus Charles Moull, who joined Kingham Hill in 1902 at the age of 7 in Durham house. He was born on 21st June 1895 in Bow, London.
One of five children, when his father died Charles' mother could not afford to look after him and the local authority ordered that he and his siblings should be sent to the workhouse. Charles and one of his younger brothers were taken in by the Founder and brought to Kingham Hill.
After war was declared, Charles volunteered for service and joined the 19th Battalion of the London Regiment. Charles was killed in action on 7th April 1916 after a shell explosion near Vimy Ridge. Our Year 9 pupils had the privilege to visit Charles's grave in Cabaret Rouge Cemetery where they laid a wreath in remembrance. #lestweforget
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
For the Fallen - Laurence Binyon