Kipling Memorials

| November 6, 2019

Duhallow Blocks Duhallow ADS (Advanced Dressing Station) Cemetery, Belgium lent itself to the naming of a special memorial feature produced by the Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC) known as the Duhallow Block. These special memorials were first placed at the Duhallow cemetery, near Ypres. The blocks, as well as a related style headstone, are the memorial record […]

Wooden Crosses

| November 5, 2019

Next-of-kin who wish… HERE LIES Lord Edward B. Seymour, Lord Strathcona’s Horse Died of Wounds 5-12-17 Received in Action 2-12-17. Hand-written, black painted words and dates, upon a once white painted wooden cross, held by Holy Trinity Church, Arrow, Warwickshire. The cross, anchored to the wall above a decorative brass plaque also in Lord Seymour’s […]

Their Name Liveth for Evermore

| November 4, 2019

The Imperial War Graves Commission During the Great War the work of Fabian Ware and his associates in the registration of war graves did not go unnoticed. Ware and others also became concerned for what would become of their work post-war. In January 1916 the National Committee for the Care of Soldier’s Graves was formed. […]

Vimy Pilgrimage 1936 and the 16th Battalion CEF

| April 9, 2017

The Torch Be Yours to Hold it High Pilgrimages to the Western Front especially by family members in search of their fallen sons and daughters was discouraged during the Great War. However, with the end of the war in November 1918, many families, friends and fellow veterans returned to these places of conflict to seek […]

Piper J.C. Richardson and Adanac Military Cemetery

| September 10, 2016

Soldiers Who Lie Here Row On Row The award of a humble bronze cross, the Victoria Cross, to Piper James Cleland Richardson has meant much to many people, many communities and many organizations. Jimmy’s story has been told and retold in articles, books and magazines… in exhibits and films and this will not end with […]