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War Veteran To Read At Armistice Day Game

20 October 2014

A SECOND World War veteran from Cleethorpes will read a poignant poem as part of our special Armistice Day celebrations.

Walter Marshall, 89, chairman of The Grimsby And District Normandy Veterans' Association, has recorded a reading of Rudyard Kipling's poem, If.

The much-loved poem was written after Kipling's son was killed in action in 1915.

And Walter's recording of the poem will sound around Blundell Park before the kick-off between the Mariners and FC Halifax Town on November 11.

In addition, the club has allocated free entry to the Main Stand for serving or ex-service personnel wearing their regimental cap and medals.

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