March Re-dedication ceremonies postponed
17 March 2019 update – The CWGC has confirmed that these ceremonies have been postponed. We’ll let you know when they are rescheduled.
The Royal British Legion informs us that “resulting from good original records and subsequent research by the CWGC and Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre of the MOD” there are to be two Re-dedication ceremonies on March 24th 2020. Please attend if you can.
1. Private James McLean, 10th Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders. 11.00 hours at Fosse 7 Military Cemetery ( Quality Street ) MAZINGARBE.
Mazingarbe is 10 kms SE of Bethune. Arriving in Mazingarbe on the N43 from Lens take the first road on left. The cemetery is 200 metre on the right.
Co-ordinates. Latitude 50.46525. Longitude 2.75675.
2. Lance Corporal Brunton Smith, 8th Battalion, The Royal Scots. 15.30 hours. Bancourt British Military Cemetery, BANCOURT.
Bancourt lies approx. 4kms due east of Bapaume off the D7 on the north side. CWGC signs on D7 indicate the best route.
Co-ordinates. Latitude 50.10237 Longitude 2.89748.