Jo’s Monday Walk
Serre Road Cemetery No-2
Serre Road Cemetery is another one
The site of this Cemetery was on one of the
most heavily defended sections of
the German Front Line.
I was stunned by the entrance to this cemetery.
It seems that no Nation has spared any expense
in remembering those who gave their lives
during The Great War.
I have previously mentioned how easy it is
to locate a grave in these cemeteries.
In the entrance to each and every cemetery we visited
you will find this sight.
Behind each door is a register with
rows and graves identified.
So, if yo know which cemetery are person is buried in
finding their grave is very easy.
The saddest part of visiting this cemetery is the fact
that such a large proportion of those who….
gave up their life during the Great War remain,
in this cemetery, remain unidentified.
Many headstones are simply engraved
‘A soldier of The Great War’
with Rudyard Kipling’s inscription
‘Known Unto God’
at the base.
Because there were enough remains to identify
the Soldier in the left grave as being a member of
the ‘London Rifle Brigade’,
the Brigade’s crest/motto is
also included on the headstone.
Private Rowe was lucky in as much as
he was able to be identified.
I am not sure if the middle grave belongs to a
German National who was fighting for he British Army,
or was simply an unidentifiable German soldier
who was interred in Sere Road Cemetery.
My guess is the latter.