King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
Museum & Collections
First World War
Second World War
Actions & Movements
Remembrance - Images from the Western Front
An exhibition of photographs of the cemeteries of the Western Front in France and Belgium by David Shackleton.
On display in the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum from 1st November 2010 to Summer 2011.
Some Unusual Graves
An unusual musical inscription on the headstone of 2nd Lieutenant Hugh G Langton of the 4th London Regiment, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action on 26th October 1917 and buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery.
Mrs Mary Gartside-Tipping was shot by a French soldier whose mind was
disordered on 6th March 1917. She is buried in Vauxbuin French National
Cemetery. Mrs Gartside-Tipping had worked for nearly a year in the
Munitions Worker’s Canteen, Woolwich, and in January 1917 joined the
Women’s Emergency Corps for service in the war zone in France
Seven year old Joseph Leng, drowned at Audruicq on 2nd October 1919, and is buried at Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, France. It is believed he drowned whilst visiting, or may be even living with his father, Sapper J Leng, who must have been still serving in France.
Whilst the majority of headstones represent Christian burials, other denominations can be found. Private Phillips of the Border Regiment is buried in Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium.
© 2010 Trustees of the King's Own Royal Regiment Museum