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Cecil and Francis Morris

Grave Site Roman Catholic Section 1 Row 1 Plot 1

Francis Lyle and Cecil William Morris
Both the sons of Sergeant 2nd class William Morris of Gosford Police Station, 2,332 more words

Gosford

Highgate's Heroes: Pt. 2

In today’s post I am revisiting London’s famous Highgate Cemetery; well-known around the world for its overgrown graves and rather eerie Gothic allure. Less famous, however, are Highgate’s numerous war graves, and it is these graves that I put my attention to. 274 more words

WWII

Art and Empire: Following on from my post in February

The Muslim Burial Ground near Woking built by the War Office in 1917 and restored beautifully in 2014 in time for the Centenary

If you read my post in February about the exhibition at the Tate Art Gallery, London, entitled Art and Empire, much of which had to do with India including the contribution of the Indian Army during World War 1, then you will remember that I finished with the story of the Muslim Burial Ground where Muslim soldiers who died of wounds in local hospitals, were interred. 215 more words

Buildings/Architecture

Highgate's Heroes: Pt. 1

There must be thousands and thousands of cemeteries across the world; but the most famous one is probably Highgate Cemetery in London. A Victorian creation, Highgate is a burial ground very different from any other. 378 more words

WWII

The Somme - 100

A century ago to-day the most bloody battle that Europe has ever seen began.

An artillery barrage lasting for seven days pounded dug-in German positions, before the signal for soldiers to advance across the shattered landscape of North East France was given. 131 more words

Visit to War Graves cemetery ruled as "too draining" for England football team

The bunch of pampered and preening footballers who allegedly “represented” England in France returned to the UK yesterday after their ignominious defeat by Iceland. As usual many of them walked off the aeroplane with headphones on, oblivious to the outside world and no wish to communicate with anyone, let alone the fans. 348 more words

Remembering the Sevenoaks Anzacs - a visit to the war graves

I’ve written before about some of the Sevenoaks ANZACS. In particular, ¬†George Marshall and his friend, Arnold Jarvis, who¬†emigrated to Australia together in 1912, possibly with another friend, … 510 more words