Vernonnet.Cemetery and Memorial
After the `Worcesters Layby` Memorial the coaches arrived at Vernonnet a few kilometres down the valley from the Tilly road . From the coaches the parade marched up past Vernonnet memorial to the French dead of Vernonnet and up past Vernonnet church to the church grave yard behind. This was a poignant moment for Arthur Gough, as two of the graves are of comrades killed either side of him on the Tilly road area.
After the service at the graves of the British war dead, the procession headed back down the hill to Vernonnet Memorial at the roundabout for a service for the dead of vernonnet.
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Alan `Kipper` Fish gets a helping hand from an officer of the Gendarmarie
Harry Massam & John Walters on left of photo, having a laugh....but they are looking at me!
Procession heads up past the church
Harry Massam (chairman WFRA Worc`s Branch). Followed by Gendarmarie Officer and Military Officer
Some of the soldiers of the Worcestershire`s Regiments Graves, with Mother of Major Benn ( Major Benn was attached to the Worcesters ) in the centre
Arthur Gough and Richard Fox. Centre
Three seperate graves of Worcesters soldiers. L>R. Pte, Webb. Pte Grainger. Sgt Hockley
Arthur Gough prepares to lay poppy crosses on the grave of Pte, Grainger and Sgt Hockley KIA either side of him.
Arthur Gough lays crosses at the graves of Sgt Hockley and Pte Grainger
Salute and standards at the three seperate graves
Headstone of the Mother of Major Benn, she could not get his body repatriated , so paid to be buried close to her son . she passed away four years later
Worcester Branch Poppy wreath to the fallen in Vernonnet Cemetry
Vernonnet village Memorial to the fallen, below church, north end of Rue Jules Sorets
Harry Massam Salutes the Vernonnet Memorial
The Jeeps race to the next memorial