Jo’s Monday Walk
While I traveled along the Chunnel to Lille two weeks ago
I struck up a conversation with
my wife’s cousin on Facebook.
She sent me names of three of her uncles
land for War Grave Cemeteries.
However it is also sad to think that so much land
has been donated to remember the fallen.
I thought it would take all of us all day
walking around looking at headstones.
However it is far easier to find a grave than I thought and I mention that in a later post.
Sergeant Major Patterson’s grave.
On each grave is the soldier’s
service number, rank, name, unit,
date of their death and their age.
Sergeant Major at age 23, in this case.
I had to darken the photo to read the text.
identifying marker in later shots.
Three rows back and the rose is clearly visible.
even if Sergeant Major Patterson’s grave
is just out of shot.
The verse at the bottom of each headstone is verse which each family decided to place on their relatives grave.
Looking back to the gate upon which we entered. Three rows back….
sadness even though I was not
related to any of them.
Such an utter waste of life.