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Dorking – Independent Order of Oddfellows Rolls of Honour

By the way, the lesson to be learnt here is to keep your wits about you and your eyes peeled.  Even strolling up a high street, you never know what you might find.

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The Americans at Brookwood

Having spent an afternoon at Brookwood Military Cemetery the other weekend, the first time I’d been there in a good few years, it won’t surprise you to hear that one of the projects on which I am currently working (alongside … Continue reading

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Per Ardua Ad Astra

On 31st August 1917, a young pilot on a training run met his death when his Martinsyde G100 Elephant scout caught fire and broke up in the air before crashing near Hanworth, south west London.

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Old Oxted Roll of Honour

My notes said, ‘tablet on side of building’, and as Old Oxted consists of pretty much a single street, I reckoned we’d have a decent chance of finding it.  So we parked up, the dog and I made a couple … Continue reading

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A Tour of Boezinge Prelude – Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery

If you follow the main road out of Ieper (Ypres) north towards Boezinge, after only a few minutes, Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery comes into view on the right hand side of the road.

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Dublin – The Garden of Remembrance

Time for the final set of photos from my Dublin trip late last year.

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Etaples Military Cemetery

One of the great things about not reading a tour itinerary properly (or having a lousy memory) is that sometimes you find yourself somewhere you had no idea that you were going to be, and if that happens to be … Continue reading

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