FOWChallenge-Manual

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manual

relating to or done with the hands.
a book giving instructions or information.
“a computer manual”

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Although not quite the manual

I was thinking  of…

…this booklet does provide similar  information

in as much as it directs visitors to particular graves

in Western Front Cemeteries.

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When MGW’s cousin asked me to look up

her fallen relatives in their Western Front Cemeteries…

well I can’t print my initial reaction.

At the time I was crossing the English Channel

in the Eurostar Tunnel.

Not to be put off I asked for and received almost immediately

their names and the cemeteries in which

these men were interred.

This was forwarded to my guide while still underwater.

Thank goodness for Facebook Messenger!

Serre Road Cemetery No. 2 was our first stop

where 7,127 fallen soldiers are buried.

And I had to find one grave!!

As we walked through the gate’s arch

I noticed this in one wall.

Our guide pulled the knob

and the door opened.

Reaching in he withdrew a book in which was listed

every soldier buried in Serre Road Cemetery No. 2.

The row in which they were buried and their grave number.

That book, which was at each cemetery we visited,

made grave hunting on

The Western Front

so much easier.

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