A wreath for the Gravenstafel Ridge Memorial:
Clive Bowery from the DLI Association laid a wreath to honour all the young men
who fought at the Battle of Gravenstafel Ridge 100 years ago.
We thought of those who were wounded or taken prisoner on April 26th 1915,
and we remembered those who were killed.
“Remembered with Honour”:
One of the thousands (54,399) of names carved on the Menin Gate, which commemorates those fallen men whose graves are unknown, is that of poor Bob H.
He died aged 21, almost immediately on reaching the trenches. He was his parents’ only child.
This message has been posted in the Telegraph Announcements:
In grateful memory of A Company (Captain F G Harvey) and the gallant teachers, graduates and students of Bede College, Durham who gave their lives for King and Empire when the company was overrun during a desperate last ditch stand to hold the forward point of the line at Boetleer Farm, St Julien, 2nd Ypres, 100 years ago today. Remembering also those take prisoner and held first as POWs at Lager II, Munster and later as forced labour in the Silesian mines, 1915-1918, including Private Frank Orr. ‘Faithful’.