Battlefield tour [1]

Posted by cat on Nov 11, 2012 - 05:20 AM

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David [3] and Libby [4] and 18 friends took a coach over to Ypres and Aras last week on a battlefield tour. They visited the Thiepval Memorial on the battlefield of the Somme and found Leonard Osborne Habershon's name. He was son of Samuel Osborne Habershon, who Ed [5] named Sam [6] after. Samuel had died before his son was killed but Leonard's mother Catharine was still alive. David found all this in the book which is kept at all Commonwealth War Graves (there are thousands along the Western Front) and all the Habershon details were in it. Leonard was 26 when he was killed.

Click below for some pictures from the tour:
A typical grave of a soldier who was unidentified (body found but no name tag)



Some trenches still remaining, at Hill 62 near Ypres.



The Thiepval Memorial with thousands of names including Leonard Osborne Habershon



Full entry at Thiepval.





David and friends

Comments

Author: davidh [7]
Nov 13, 2012
LEONARD OSBORNE HABERSHON
Looking at The Book, Leonard was a closer relation than I originally thought. He was Alfred's generation, a second cousin, JJ being their great grandfather. So we are second cousins twice removed. Also interesting to see that Alfreds elder brother was also called Leonard.

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