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Old 7th Jul 2010, 22:08
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eggnog the flippant
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In the UK it's not that difficult. I look after the CWGC tablets in half a dozen or so local village churchyards. It makes for a quiet, contemplative, pleasant even, morning out. But be careful. You'll find yourself drawn in to the military history of the poor lads buried there - mostly deaths in miliary hospitals at home following repatriation from the Western Front. Then you'll find yourself looking at the village War Memorial and checking out the names and at the end of that....well I'm on my third book now. And a Western Front battlefield tour guide. All because of a single neglected grave in a tiny hamlet in rural East Anglia.

There are less honourable roads to walk in this world. If you fancy it then open up 'Search Records' on the CWGC website and switch 'Casualty' to 'Cemetery'. Enter the name of the village or town and go from there.
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