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Remembered Today:

British soldiers burials, Friday 26th Sept 10 am.


chrislock

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Advance warning notice.

The CWGC, has invited us, to officialy attend the following British soldiers burials at Cement House CWGC on the above date.

As Poppy Appeal Organiser of the Ypres branch, of the Royal British Legion. I will be alongside our branch chairman, laying an official wreath on behalf of our branch. Details as follows:

One soldier partly identified as Yorks and Lancs.

One soldier partly identified as Hants Regt.

The other is totaly un known.

All recovered from the Boesinge area.

Usual attendance for partialy or totaly unknown soldiers is:

The CWGC staff

Royal British Legion Ypres branch members

The Towns Last Post Buglers and association members

The military attache to Belgium

Chaplain from St Georges Memorial Church

Official military invitations ( local and elsewhere )

Veterans and members of the public.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them!

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One of my Prescot men, Cpl Thomas Henry Hopwood, served with the York and Lancs and is remembered on the Menin Gate. Who knows, this might be him getting his long-awaited Christian burial.

But whether its Thomas or somebody else, whoever you are, rest in peace.

From the Prescot Reporter, September 1917

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The third could be from one of so many battalions. He could be one of four from this town, died near Boesinge, and never found.

Heddwch hogia!

Geraint

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