A 100th Anniversary Commemorative Service is taking place outside Drill Hall to commemorate the 131 men who lost their lives during the WWI bombing raid in September 1917.

The Royal Naval Association are holding a commemoration ceremony Sunday 10 September.  This public event will take place in the Drill Hall Library car park and the campus will be open to visitors. The parade starts at 10.45am and the service starts at 11am.

Therefore the Drill Hall Library will not be open until after the service has finished at midday. There will also be no parking in the Drill Hall car park from 9pm Saturday 9 September until after 2pm on Sunday.

Visitors will also be able to tour the campus after the service. 

  • The Drill Hall Library contains exhibits of memorabilia from 1917, Rolls of Honour as well as other items of interest.
  • Behind the Drill Hall Library, in Canterbury Christ Church University's Rowan Williams Court, there is a reconstruction of a WWI Sickbay plus a 21st century equivalent.
  • Refreshments will be available to purchase in the Student Hub – The Deep End, which was once the Navy's swimming pool and retains many of the original features.

For more information please see the 100th Anniversary Commemorative Service flyer.