Jo’s Monday Walk
Like some other War Grave Cemeteries,
Merricourt War Grave cemetery
is an extension of the
local communal cemetery.
And like all other cemeteries
it is immaculately cared for
and extremely peaceful.
Private Patterson’s grave.
Another twenty-two year old life cut short.
The same family contribution to the headstone.
So far graves belonging to the
Patterson family have been marked
by a flower in bloom or one nearby.
In this case it was an in bloom iris…
which made the grave easily identifiable…
in some contextual shots.
All to soon it was time to be on our way again
and ponder the meaningless
and utter waste of life.
I thought what we had seen was bad…
however, in my opinion the worst
was yet to come.