Saturday, 17 March 2018

Commemoration of Ernest Beal VC

The centenary of the death in action of Brightonian Ernest Beal was commemorated yesterday by the unveilings of a tablet at the war memorial and a blue plaque at his birthplace in Lewes Road.

Before the ceremony

Band of the Brigade of Ghurkas

Unveiling of the stone by the Lord Lieutenant of E. Sussex

The commemorative stone.

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The Victoria Cross Guard of Honour

Pupils from the Fairlight School 

Civic procession from St. Martin's to the birthplace

Salvation Army Band

Mace-bearer symbolising the authority of the City Mayor

Ernest Beal's Victoria Cross

Side wall of 148 Lewes Road. (Plaque unveiled by the High Sheriff of East Sussex.)

Some of the congregation

Examination of the Mace

Descendants of Ernest Beal

L-R, The High Sheriff of East Sussex, City Mayor, Chairman of the Plaque Panel and the Mace-bearer.

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