Modern development means that the Household Cavalry Monument at Zandvoorde is now accessed by a narrow alleyway between two buildings.
We shall sign the register on our way out.
The 7th Cavalry Brigade (Household Cavalry), consisting of the 1st & 2nd Life Guards and the Royal Horse Guards, relieved the 6th Cavalry Brigade at Zandvoorde on October 27th 1914, holding it until October 30th when intense German pressure finally forced them to retreat from the ridge. Their trenches were completely destroyed by artillery fire and they suffered heavy casualties before and during their retirement. The memorial, unveiled on May 4th 1924 by Lord Haig, commemorates 120 men of the 1st Life Guards, 114 men of the 2nd Life Guards, and 62 men of the Horse Guards, the majority of whom were killed defending the ridge at Zandvoorde.
Best I could do.
Time for home now. I need tea.
Update April 2014: As Frank Mahieu informs us in his comment below, the monument has been renovated since my visit. Frank sent me some recent photos he took, and has kindly allowed me to post a few of them to show you the monument as it is today:
Now that’s a lot better. Thanks Frank.