Harrow County School for Boys / Gayton High School / Harrow High School
Remembrance Day 2002
Day - Monday 11th November 2002, took place at School. Former Staff and Old Gaytonians joined with the present School in their
commemoration of Remembrance Day. Remembering Old Gaytonians who gave
their lives in the service of their country from 1914 to 1995.
Steeped in blood is my Remembrance Poppy.
Redder than red with the ichor of a million Britons.
Mine might have mingled with it
Had not the bullet missed, the shell splinters
Gone astray. Fifty-five bonus years of life
I have been given, years in which
to grow through manhood to a ripe old age,
Not so my comrades. This they were denied.
(verse written by Sidney Fooks, MC, former English Master at Harrow County
School, First World War officer, who was to have another 21 bonus years.)