Whitby High School

Battlefields Tour 22nd-25th March 2009

Flanders Field, Belgium - Tuesday 24th March

Cement House Cemetery

plus a note on British War Cemeteries

Cement House Cemetery, Langemarck

During our visit to the Salient, we were able to visit another relative of students on the trip. This was a grave we had visited in 2004 when Lauren Worthington was able to visit her Great-Great Uncle Private Stanley Worthington. This time it was the turn of her younger sisters, twins Amy and Mary (Year 11).

Our guide Noel led a touching impromptu ceremony - the girls laid a flower they had specially brought with them, then read out the exhortation (Binyon's verse) and read out the details about Stanley contained in the cemetery index book. Before we left they signed the visitors book.

All the British Commonwealth War Graves are maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Their web site is a must for those who wish to know the history of this or for records of those whose memorials are in their care. The first place to look is their web site: Commonwealth War Graves website


Older sister Lauren on her visit in 2004

In Memory of


40351, 15th Bn., Cheshire Regiment
who died
on 27 February 1918

Remembered with honour

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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Updated April 2009 by Mike Royden
The Whitby High School, Cheshire County Council.