Dunblane High Battlefields Trip 2017

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The Somme.

This morning we visited the infamous Somme battlefield, we heard how the Newfoundland regiment was slaughtered 40% even before they reached the front line.

Y Ravine cemetery was a place of special significance for Duncan Glen who laid a cross at the gravestone of his Great Great Uncle J Milne.

Both A and B companies had group photos taken at the 51st Highland Division memorial.

WE saw Hunters cemetery which is where many Scottish soldiers were buried in a shell hole.

Thiepval memorial was our next port of call where there are the names of 72 thousand British soldiers who’s bodies have never been found.

Robyn Kennedy laid a cross here at Thiepval too.

We visited Dartmoor cemetery where we saw the grave of the oldest man to die on the Western Front, Lt Harry Webber was 67 when he was killed, there was also the sad sight of a father and son killed on the same day and buried side by side.

At Poziers Jamie Partridge laid a cross for a relative.

At the Arras memorial we remembered two young Dunblane men who are commemorated there and where Jessica Francis laid a school cross in memory of a relative.

Our final visit of the day was to the Canadian national memorial at Vimy.

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