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British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 3

Mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers. 

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British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 2

The second in our sometime series looking at the personal inscriptions inscribed on headstones in British military cemeteries, this post features forty four epitaphs, the majority on the theme of remembrance. 

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British Military Headstones – Personal Inscriptions No. 1

There is one aspect of British military headstones that we have yet to consider, and that is the personal inscriptions sometimes to be found at their base.  The majority of headstones have no personal inscription, but a significant number do, … Continue reading

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British Military Headstones – The Rareties Part Three: A Question of Crosses & Other Variations

We near the end of this series of posts with a look at some of the less common headstones, or groups of headstones, all marking the graves of identified men, that you might find on your travels among the British … Continue reading

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British Military Headstones – The Rareties Part Two: Duhallow Blocks

Continuing our look at the special memorials one might find in British military cemeteries on the Western Front, this is what is known as a Duhallow Block.

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British Military Headstones – The Rareties Part One: Special Memorials

The ubiquitous CWGC headstone, with its standard information – regimental emblem, service number, rank, name, regiment, date of death and sometimes age, above a Latin cross with perhaps a short personal message at the base – is sadly so familiar … Continue reading

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‘Mort pour la France’ – The Headstone of the Unknown Soldier Part Seven

A short post featuring a selection of headstones marking the graves of unidentified men of nations other than Britain and its Empire, the first few of which are to be found in CWGC cemeteries, the remainder in cemeteries of their … Continue reading

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