The Springfields Probus Club met on Wednesday February 19th for the monthly meeting and our guest speaker was Michael Hodgson representing the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC). This is a subject I am interested in as I have been on six WW1 Battlefields trips with Spalding Grammar School and seen a number of CWGC cemeteries in Belgium and France. The largest being Tyn Cot outside Ypres (they now spell it Yper) in Belgium.
He gave us a lot of information in the form af facts and figures as well as explaining what the CWGC does. The CWGC has a web site HERE where one can look up the locations of relatives buried in one of their cemeteries. I have found the locations of two great uncles. One is in the ~Brie cemetery, Northern France and I shall be placing a ceramic poppy on his grave September 20th 2018 which will be the 100th anniversary of his death. The ther is at the North Gate of Baghdad and I will not be visiting until things there cool down somewhat.
- Indoor Bowls Monday 5 February 2015
- Springfields Probus Club March 2015 Meeting