St George’s Memorial Church in Ypres

November 17, 201511:40 am

Soon after the Great War finished, Field Marshall French suggested the British build an Anglican church in Ypres to honour the soldiers and units of the British army who served on the Ypres Salient. He also wanted the building to act as a meeting place for visiting relatives who began coming out to see where […]

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A Scrap of Paper. Un Chiffon de Papier

November 17, 20159:35 am

When Gilles Jordan Joseph Verduijn went to war it was, as the German Chancellor sneered, ‘over a scrap of paper.’ When he was demobbed in 1919, his birth, service and medals are recorded on a remarkable document “Tribute from a Grateful Nation”. His granddaughter, Chrissie Verduyn [the spelling has been anglicised] lives in Clun. She […]

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