Following our visit to the Surrey Constabulary Roll of Honour at Mount Browne, it seemed a good opportunity to take a look around the nearby cemetery, where a considerable number of military burials from both World Wars are to be found.
The cemetery is split into two distinct sections. We shall explore the lower, eastern, and generally older section first.
On this particular adventure I was accompanied by not just one, but two spotters!
Duncan the Younger has appeared on this site before. He has come prepared. I like that.
Time to cross over to the western section of the cemetery:
Private Daisy Mary Ashcroft, one of two female military casualties buried beneath CWGC headstones here.
And this is Duncan the Elder. I cannot tell you how useful it was to have two spotters on this particular afternoon, as you will have noticed by now that this is a big place, and would have taken me a long time on my own. Thanks chaps.
Returning to the eastern section, we can’t leave before visiting the grave of the most famous burial in this cemetery (above & below).
The second female CWGC burial in the cemetery, Catherine McNeil (I think her headstone is incorrectly inscribed with two ‘l’s) died in March 1919, perhaps yet another victim of the influenza pandemic.
Oh oh MJS – you’re getting awfully close to my cemetery of particular interest. “They’re” looking to rip it up and flog it off – probably their tactic to keep me quiet (you know my story)
Keep up the good work
Hello Sid. Yes, I do indeed know your story, and yes, this one is pretty close, as you rightly say. I suspect their tactics won’t work though!! Ha!
I shall do my best.