This is Remembrance Day.
Today the world commemorates the final days of World War I. 100 years ago today, on a railway carriage in a French forest, the Armistice was signed, signalling peace. The guns of war finally fell silent on 11 November 1918. The eleventh hour. The eleventh day. The eleventh month.
And we pause 100 years later during our cricket game to remember all those whose descendants now play for both our Clubs.
In particular, from Sydney University, 15 of our players died in the War. Today we especially remember:
John Nicholas Fraser Armstrong
Alan Russell Blacket
Will Gregson, killed 102 years ago next week.
Clifford Dawson Holliday
Roger Forrest Hughes
Henry Normand MacLaurin
We remember them all. They were once part of us. They once wore our colours. They will never be forgotten.
They shall not grow 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.
Lest we forget.