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A Christmas Service of Remembrance 2022 - ONLINE event

A Christmas Service of Remembrance - ONLINE event


The Kohima Educational Trust presents a Christmas Service of Remembrance which took place on 1st December 2022.

We are delighted to welcome Bishop Nigel Stock whol leads us through readings, prayers and music.  Those of you who attended the Kohima Service in York in 2021 will remember Bishop Stock's moving address. 

We are joined also by military historian Dr Robert Lyman, well-known to our webinar viewers, he will give the historic context and an overview of the battle of Kohima.

The recording is now available to view below:


Our speakers:


Dr Robert Lyman - Military Historian, Author and Trustee of KET

Born in New Zealand in January 1963 and educated in Australia, Robert Lyman was, for twenty years, an officer in the British Army. Educated at Scotch College, Melbourne he was commissioned into the Light Infantry from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, in April 1982. In addition to a business career he is an author and military historian, publishing books in particular on the war in the Far East. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Robert is married to Hannah, has two sons, and lives in Berkshire. For information about Robert's publications please visit his website: robertlyman.com


Bishop Nigel Stock is a British Anglican bishop who, from 2013 until his 2017 retirement, was Bishop at Lambeth, Bishop to the Forces and Bishop for the Falkland Islands. Those of you who attended the Kohima Service in York in 2021 will remember Bishop Nigel's moving Address. The Kohima Educational Trust is delighted that Bishop Stock has agreed to become a trustee.


Sylvia May - CEO of The Kohima Educational Trust

Sylvia May was born in New Jersey, USA in 1957. Her parents moved to England in 1963. Educated at High Wycombe School for Girls, she decided to pursue a career in the world of books. Sylvia worked for HarperCollins for 37 years, the last eleven of which she headed up their UK-based International Sales team. Sylvia May is the daughter of the late Gordon Graham, Founder and President of the Kohima Educational Trust. She is proud that her father has inspired many people to share his vision to commemorate those who fought and died in Kohima, and the wonderful Naga people who have done so much for the British in the past. She first visited India in 1994 with her husband Robert, and has returned on numerous occasions, staying in Kohima several times. In 2000, they followed the WWII route of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, her father’s regiment. The regiment’s first main engagement in this theatre of war was at Zubza shortly before the Battle of Kohima.

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