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Passchendaele British Cemetery


Marnik
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Walked arround on the cemetery yesterday and saw these graves.

I was wondering what happened here?

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Marnik,

I'm not sure, for looking at your photo I don't know where the exact location is. Is it the farthest (lowest) side of the cemetery ?

Anyway, it reminded me of the reburials, in June 2003, of 3 Canadian soldiers our team (the Diggers) had found I think in February 2002.

Have a look at :

http://www.mausershooters.org/~diggers/N/E...ada09062003.htm

more specifically photos 10-17 and 21,

and then let me know if this is the same place.

I haven't been there for a while, but I remember that last time there were no headstones yet, just 3 heaps of earth where the reburials had taken place. Maybe some time ago the headstones were at last put into position and the earth flattened ?

Aurel

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Yes Aurel, the lower part of the cemetery.

The three headstones are unknown Canadien soldiers.

You could be correct (as usual :D )

Marnik

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If these burials were in 2003 why does the site look like this now, 5 years on? Recent burials on the Somme had the turf relaid etc shortly after the ceremony thus creating a fitting place almost straight away.

Jim

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Could there have been a problem with subsidence? The headstones look unaffected, but they could have been repositioned.

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