Memorial ceremony for WW1 Charlton casualties on Saturday 2.15pm

The Charlton Museum has for some time been planning to unveil its memorial to the three Charlton players/officials who fell in the first world war.

The memorial, in Portland stone, has been ready for some time and it has now been placed on the external wall of the West stand next to the existing memorial.

The memorial is behind the statue of Sam Bartram.

The new memorial contains the names of Jim McKenzie, Fred Chick and Nobby Nightingale and has been paid for and organised by the museum as has its placement on the wall.

To tie in with the club's Armed Forces Day the memorial will be officially unveiled on Saturday 19th November by a serving soldier who is also a Charlton fan.

We will speak about the three men and unveil the memorial from 2.15 pm. We will then have a bugler play the last post before dispersing at around 2.25/2.30 pm.

There will be other events on the pitch prior to the game arranged by the club.

We invite fans of both Charlton and Port Vale to gather by the statue of Sam Bartram from 2.00 pm onwards to join the act of remembrance.

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