Anzac Day

(Edward George Honey (1885-1922) was born in St Kilda, Melbourne, and educated at Caulfield Grammar School.

As a result of Edward Honey’s suggestion, King George V delivered his now famous message, asking that:

“The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, there may be for the brief space of two minutes a complete suspension of all our normal activities… so that in perfect stillness, the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance”

The custom of 1 or 2 minutes’ silence now occurs throughout much of the Commonwealth of Nations and today, Edward Honey is commemorated with a small plaque in Northwood Cemetery, London, and a modest monument near the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.