Category Archives: Headstones

‘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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Remember the Dead

On this particular Remembrance Day, my thoughts are going to be with those men and women who survived the war but not the peace.  Many British service personnel would die in the days, months & years following the cessation of … Continue reading

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‘Gefallen für Deutschland’ – The Headstone of the Unknown Soldier Part Six

On this Remembrance Sunday, I invite you to spend a few minutes with the men on the other side.  In the years immediately following the Great War, many of the foreign burials in British military cemeteries, and there were thousands, … Continue reading

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‘Known unto God’ – The Headstone of the Unknown Soldier Part Five

Row upon row of unidentified Australian soldiers, seemingly still on parade after all these years.

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Virtual Tour & Extra Headstone (snappy title eh?)

For anyone who might find it of interest, which is all of you, on Wednesday 11th November a friend of mine is leading an online virtual tour of the war memorials around the Whitehall area of London.  It should be … Continue reading

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‘A Soldier of the Great War’ – The Headstone of the Unknown Soldier Part Four

The Indian Army, or at least the infantry divisions of the Indian Army, would only see action on the Western Front for a year – from October 1914 to October 1915 – but nonetheless you will still come across the … Continue reading

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‘Known Unto God’ – The Headstone of the Unknown Soldier Part Three

A selection of Scottish, Welsh & Irish headstones this post, beginning with the Scottish regiments, and three unknown men of the Black Watch. 

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