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... when she noticed a sign to a memorial for Hill 60 and the 1st Australian Tunneling Company, Greg's Grandfather's (on his Mum's side) unit during WW1. So we went for a look. 1 ATC played a significant role in this battle and many of them, along with British and Germans solders are permanently buried under the hill where they were trapped by cave-ins caused by explosions or accidents while tunneling. Lucky for the Walker/Jenkins families Greg's Granddad, William (Bill) ...
... biography of a 'Richmond boy' who died at Vimy Ridge. Our biography was well received by everyone. Josh was very nervous about sharing his work in front of 30 teachers.....:)) he felt very proud of himself when finished. In addition to reading Arthur Lewis' biography we left a few pieces of Richmond for him at the monument - a few rocks from the Jock River riverbed, soil from the Richmond Fairgrounds, a ...
We have stopped over here today before we go to Ypres and see the Last Post... It's been a awful day just as Chris Frome crashed out off Le Tour de France in the rain, we've had rain all day and have just spend the afternoon in the dry of Herman playing cards... Hope the weather clears for our two nights in Ypres Thurs/Fri before we head down into Germany next ...
... now in France, now we know why. It was so relaxing being on a cycle path instead of mixing it with the trucks, buses and cars, particularly when it's raining and / or windy. Anyway although sad we enjoyed the day's riding, despite the weather. Lunch was in a Sizzlers type restaurant, roast chicken with lashings of veggies, something we've really missed in France. The afternoon was spent lounging around our ...
... occurred along the Western Front of WW1. On the way to Vimy we saw a German cemetery where there were countless rows of crosses, an image that became even more impactful when it was explained that each cross denoted the grave of 4 men.
We arrived at the Vimy memorial site and we signed up for a tour of the trenches. We had a short weight for a tour in English and this gave us an opportunity to have our packed lunch and to look ...
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