Monday, August 11, 2014

Died aged twenty at the Second Battle of Ypres




















Memorial to Viscount Wendover who died aged twenty at the Second Battle of Ypres (wounded 13th May 1917, died 19th May).

"...the whole line, the Essex on the right and the 10th Hussars on the left, rose as one and rushed the hill. The going was deep, but no one halted until the trench was reached as were also a series of holes which the line degenerated into on the right. Very heavy casualties were suffered in both regiments."

You can see the young Lieutenant's sword and spurs, and a regimental trumpet and banner.

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