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... among the graves.
Dernacourt, Jeancourt, Grevilles. Each cemetery has its own register, for those buried and those whose names are inscribed on the memorial. We recorded our visit and the soldier searched for on Lyn's behalf. Initially I was doing a friend a favour and out of curiosity, but it soon became personal to locate each and every one.
Rained all night and looks like it wouldn't change during the day. First stop was the Newfoundland Park at Beaumont Hamel where I took a self guided tour around the battle site. Then stumbled on the NZ Memorial at Longueval before getting to Deville Wood where the South Africans have their memorial & museum. Then back to ...
Busy day with 15 cemeteries to visit so off and cracking...... Into Peronne Cemetery for VC - 1 then at Bancourt Cemetery found VC - 2, the Vaulx Hill Cemetery for VC - 3. Then Queant Road Cemetery I found VC - 4, then at Moeuvres Cemetery VC - 5, then Hermes Hill Cemetery for VC - 6, across the road at Hermes Cemetery for VC - 7. At Unicorn Cemetery was VC - 8 and Bellicourt was VC - 9. Seeing I only had 3 to look at it was that kind of ...
Due to this timing being when the Poms first engaged the Germans I headed up to St. Symphorien Cemetery where the first & last British soldiers to die in action are buried opposite each other by luck & also the first VC winner of the war. The Great War museum in Peronne and then back to Serre Rd cemetery to photograph the soldier from Gordon whose photo is in the museum at Villers ...
... Oliver told us that when the ground wasn't frozen he can pick up handfuls at a time of various shrapnel.
It was also special to understand the landscapes that the soldiers were fighting for. There were big open fields with tiny valleys and ridges. So of course the sought after ground was any of the ridges, and standing upon any of them Oliver could point out the direction the opposing force was coming from and explain how they came up to one another. At one stage we could ...