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Tidworth Military Cemetery

Just north of the garrison town of Tidworth in south east Wiltshire, Tidworth Military Cemetery contains burials from both World Wars, as well as later conflicts in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.  There are more than 400 First World War … Continue reading

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Tidworth Military Cemetery

Travelling across Salisbury Plain yesterday, an hour in hand and a brief diversion brought me to the entrance to Tidworth Military Cemetery.  There are more than 400 First World War burials here, the majority men who were killed in accidents … Continue reading

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Poelkapelle – Ypres Salient Tank Memorial

Just next to the roundabout on which the Guynemer Memorial stands, this little brick memorial remembers the 243 men of the Tank Corps who were killed in the Salient during the Great War.

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Hartfield War Memorial

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Tidworth – Royal British Legion War Memorial

Luck, really, and good observation.  Noticing this Royal British Legion sign as I was leaving Tidworth, I hastily decided to pull in and take a quick photo. Which was when I noticed, easily missed from the road,… …this wonderful little … Continue reading

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Tidworth – Holy Trinity Churchyard

Here’s a curious thing.  Tidworth is a garrison town of some 10,000 people.  Yet it has no war memorial, unless you count this plain wooden cross in Holy Trinity churchyard. At least, it doesn’t have an official one.  All will … Continue reading

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Tweedmouth Cemetery – World War II

The Second World War burials are nearly all in the newer part of the cemetery, beyond the pillars that flank the roadway in the distance. The cemetery has other stories to tell:       As I said at the start … Continue reading

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