Whitby High School

Battlefields Tour 22nd-25th March 2009

Flanders Field, Belgium - Tuesday 24th March

Larch Wood Railway Cutting Cemetery

Private Charles Dunnette

6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment

Died 25th September 1917

Larch Wood Railway Cutting Cemetery, near Ypres

During our visit to the Salient, we were able to visit another relative of a student on the trip. In this case it was an ancestor of Alex McCosh-Dixon.

Alex was searching for Charles Dunnette. Her family had already carried out much research and had been able to obtain his medal card, plus his army papers which were among the 'burnt records' collection at the TNA and had survived the WWII damage.

To reach the cemetery, we had to walk along a 500 metre track and cross the railway line from which the cemetery takes its name.


Charles Dunnette is pictured on the right with his brothers

The medal card of Charles' brother George, showing he was entitled to three service medals: the 1915 star, the British service medal and the Victory Medal.

Larch Wood Railway Cutting Cemetery is marked as N3 near Hill 60

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Updated April 2009 by Mike Royden
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