Brothers in Arms
Angus was born in 1894. There is a death record in the First World War for an A. Murch (5 September 1916, Somme, France), Serjeant in the Gordon Highlanders, number 385. How sad - his younger brother Livingstone was drowned on HMS Flirt and it says his brother was notified - but Angus had died six weeks earlier...
Livingstone MURCH was the youngest of seven children born to Ebenezer MURCH and his wife, Sarah. He was born on 9 April 1895 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. A local junior swimming champion, it seems only natural, then, that he should sign up for the Navy… He was drowned three days before his 21st birthday in 1916 when his ship was sunk in the Dover Barrage.
23 September 2014: Angus and Livingstone's names were read out on the 'Roll of Honour' for 'The Tower Remembers'.
Reader: Yeoman Warder Rob Fuller
Last Post: Drummer McKenna
Then came the verse from the poem by Laurence Binyan 'For the Fallen':
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.
Then the Last Post was played.