July News from No.fifty6
Posted on 31st July 2014 by Julie and David Thomson in General News.
July on The Somme
The beginning of the month saw the commemorations for the 98 years since the start of the first Battle of The Somme on 1st July 1916. We attended the Lochnagar Crater service where David laid a wreath and Julie read a John Galsworthy Poem – “Youth’s Own”. The service was well attended with many nations represented. There is something especially poignant about standing on that scarred land and thinking back to the events of 98 years ago. Later in the day we went to Thiepval as well as Ovillers Cemetery where so many who lost their lives on 1st July are buried, whether known or unknown.