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Hedge Row Cemetery. The Bluff.


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Hello all.

Not a question as such, but would love some information on the small exhibits we found on our tour of the Bluff this summer.

The information table at the cemetery did not explain in English (not that it had to )so would like to know the back ground to them.

Post a pic if i may.

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Just to add.

Each sort of backpack contained a ration pack of sorts

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Hi

If you post a pic of the Information plaque (if you took one)

one of our linguistic members may be able to translate it for you

regards Ray

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The Belgian signs show Hedge Row Cemetery; in fact this is Hedge Row Trench Cemetery. The following are the four Belgian signs cropped down from larger shots, so please excuse the not terribly clear writing >

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This cemetery contains a headstone which is "odd" in the extreme, - I have never seen another with the same form of wording in any other cemetery. In all respects it is a standard CWGC headstone, and the two inscriptions on it are "standard" Commission inscriptions which are seen time and time again, - it is the combination of the two inscriptions which causes a double-take. I'm sure someone else will have spotted it :thumbsup:

Tom

edit - If anybody is trying to do a translation and wants copies of the full-sized originals, then PM me your e-mail and I'll send them.

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Tom.

Thanks for posting up the information boards, hope we can get a translation.

I am very interested in your headstone inscription that you found odd. I will look over the pic's i took again to see if i can pick it out.

Thanks.

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... to see if i can pick it out.

Thanks.

Look very carefully - it is a very ordinary looking headstone, until you realise just how "odd" it is.

Tom

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Hello Tom.

Either my photo's don't have enough detail, or i am missing the obvious. I will email my pal pictured above to look through his images.

Very interesting.

Cheers Sir.

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Tom.

It would seem we are at your mercy. Non of our pic's have enough detail to help us out on this. I have to say,a lesson learned! When next i take photo's at sites it will not be at such distance.

Cheers all.

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17 - here it is - very left of SPMem row G

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a close-up

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Tom

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Hello Tom.

Have i got this right? An unknown soldier, known to be buried in this Cemetery.

It has left me pondering. Thanks for posting it up.

Cheers all.

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Have i got this right? ...

Yes.

When you think it through, for a front area cemetery, this headstone and how it could have come into being seems to be (to me) a quite extraordinary occurrence.

Has anybody ever seen another worded this way ?

Tom

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