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Grave of The Unknown Warrior Westminster Abbey 1920

The body of an unknown soldier was brought from France to be buried at the west end of the nave of Westminster Abbey on 11th November 1920.
The idea that we should honour those that died for us in this way, is thought to have originated with the Reverend David Railton, a chaplain at the front, after he saw a crude wooden cross in a garden in France that bore the simple inscription;
‘An Unknown British Soldier’

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