Lieutenant Denis Eagar, RFA, c.1918.

Lo! In the Heights, & the valleys of England
News of a great & a terrible war
GOD of our nation & GOD of our Empire
Help us, we pray thee, & guard thou our shore.

In September 1914, a 15 ½ year old pupil at Sherborne School wrote the words and music for ‘War Hymn’.  The words became all the more poignant when, four years later on 28 September 1918, while serving with the Royal Field Artillery in Belgium he was shot by a sniper and died.

Find out more about Denis Eagar’s War Hymn.

Posted 28 September 2018 by Sherborne School Archives.

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