Jo’s Monday Walk
to cemeteries, was this road side sign.
and made it his mission to purchase the land in memory
of all who had been killed in and around the area.
Lochnagar Crater, therefore, is a privately owned site dedicated
to members of the British Army who tunneled under enemy lines,
placing and detonating 27,000 tons of explosives
which created a rather large hole in the ground…
now known as Lochnagar Crater.
Lochnagar is lucky to be the hole in the ground that it is today.
the farmer who owned the land…
was seeking permission to fill it in as had been done
with its sister mine Y Sap two years earlier.
The best part about Lochnagar Crater is that the surrounding
area/battlefields are as they were over 100 years ago, and…
not only does Lochagar memorialize those who perished,
there are also several other memorials within the grounds.
And finally, there is a way in which I now have a link
to the Lochnagar Crater Memorial.
I would love to return to view, in person,
my memorial to my Grandfather.
However, I may be well into my seventies
before this dream comes true.