Jack photographs any war memorials that we come across on our travels and we also visit cemeteries which have a Commonwealth War Graves plaque on the gates. Most recently we visited a local one at Leslie for the first time, it’s always the same – you tend to overlook the places on your doorstep.
An awful lot of cemeteries have just a few war graves, presumably those poor men were repatriated after being wounded or gassed. They had got a Blighty one – a wound that meant they would be sent home. But sadly they often died of their wounds – eventually.
As you can see the poor soul in the grave below didn’t die until 1920, even if he was wounded right at the end of the war that is still a long time to linger.