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Sunday, 11 November 2012

The Eleventh Hour, The Eleventh Day, The Eleventh Month

We will remember them.

My thoughts are again with all the lost souls from periods war....


Taken yesterday at Cannock Chase War Cemetery.
Commonwealth war cemeteries are common on the Continent, this one at Cannock is quite unusual as it is one of only a very few military cemeteries in the UK.
It was built by and is cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and was originally established during the First World War when a large military camp nearby became the base for the New Zealand Rifle Brigade.  There was also a POW hospital with 1,000 beds.  Both the camp and the hospital used the burial ground.  This cemetery is open all year round and there are 97 Commonwealth burials (most of them are New Zealanders), along with 286 German burials  from the First World War.
There are 3 burials from the Second World War.

It is one of the three War cemeteries/memorials within 5 miles of my home, set in the area of outstanding natural beauty which is Cannock Chase.

Here are links to the German War Cemetery post from last year, and also The Katyn Memorial.

May they rest in peace.

3 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

looks like a beautiful tranquil place.

KC'sCourt! said...

I have to say I didn't know we had any Military Cemeteries - very interesting
Julie xxxxxxx

Sharing Shadymont said...

Wonderful memorial Rose. Such an interesting history.

Have a great week!