World War One Centenary

 

Vernon visited Mons in Belgium for the centenary commemorations of the First World War.

Vernon pictured below at St Symphorien cemetery before service of commemoration. Where there are German graves as well as British & Commonwealth.

 

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Below Vernon is at the St Symphorien Memorial holding a picture and medal of his wife's  Grandfather, Captain Roper, Weston Kings Shropshire Light Infantry.

 

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Below is Vernon at the grave of Private George Ellison, the last British casualty of World War One.

 

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Vernon below, at the grave of Private John Parr, the first British soldier to be killed in World War One, aged just 17.

 

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Vernon met Hadyn and Ros, both from Nottinghamshire, in Mons to pay tribute to Ros's grandfather and others.

 

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04/08/2014