Focus on War Graves

A new leaflet details the five graves at St Andrew’s which are cared for by the Commomwealth War Graves Commission.

The leaflet and accomanying poster has photographs of the headstones and their inscriptions alongside a map to help visitors find the graves.

The stories behind these memorials make a poignant glimpse into the “real life” of the first and second World Wars.  We hear of seriously ill soldiers, demobilised to die a few days later.  There is a hint of a Dad’s Army “jolly”, gone tragically wrong  – and the story of a funeral, that symbolised for many the funerals of their own sons and fathers, lost in France.

Read the leaflet here – or see the poster in the church porch.
There’s a longer version of this post here.

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