Aldershot Military Cemetery Part One

Aldershot – ‘The Home of the British Army’.  At the start of 1855, with the Crimean War still more than a year from its conclusion, the Army began constructing its first bespoke, as we might say today, training camp in Aldershot, here in Hampshire.  And, as is the nature of things, an army camp requires a cemetery, the first burial being made here in August 1856.  Continue reading

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French Flanders: Richebourg Part Two – Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery

Rue-des-Berceaux Military Cemetery was begun in January 1915, and when it closed in February 1917, only around one hundred & fifty men had been buried here.  Continue reading

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French Flanders: Richebourg Part One – Richebourg War Memorial

Four months ago now, we completed our tour of the cemeteries and memorials around Neuve Chapelle.  Continue reading

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Wytschaete War Memorial, the London Scottish Memorial & the First Battle of Messines (1914)

Spanbroekmolen British Cemetery, Wytschaete church and the Messines Ridge.  Continue reading

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The American Memorial Chapel

We’ve looked around the graves in the American Military Cemetery at Brookwood before, but we’ve never been inside the chapel.  Continue reading

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The Royal Hospital Burial Ground

The Royal Hospital Chelsea burials – Chelsea Pensioners to you and me – at Brookwood are to be found beyond the main Canadian Second World War Plot in the western corner of the military cemetery. Continue reading

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Brookwood Military Cemetery – The Canadian Second World War Plot

Two short(ish) posts coming up, just to show you the areas of Brookwood Military Cemetery that we haven’t yet visited.  First, this is the Canadian Second World War Plot – or at least some of it.  Continue reading

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