Becklingen War Cemetery was chosen for its position on a hillside overlooking Luneburg Heath, where, on 4 May 1945, Field-Marshal Montgomery accepted the German surrender from Admiral Doenitz. Most of those buried here died during the last two months of the war. The war graves of the fallen remembered today are in England, Belgium, Gallipoli, Hong Kong, and Malta.
Wall of Remembrance at Australia’s National War Memorial in Canberra. George Henry “Harry” McNeill lived in Londonderry with his parents, two brothers, and sister. Jobs in the city were scarce, so he decided to go to Australia and learn sheep farming. There were cousins already out there who had a farm.
Yesterday at Kohima War Cemetery in Nagaland, India, a special service of Commemoration took place to mark the start of the Battle of Kohima in 1944. The Duke of York, Patron of Kohima Educational Trust, laid a wreath during a visit to the site in 2012. Continue reading
Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli. 1,237 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War are buried or commemorated in this cemetery including one on this day’s Roll of Honour