Salvation Army played an important part in war graves visitation
from 1917 onwards. Relatives of soldiers who had given their lives
were taken to the cemeteries where their loved ones had been laid
to rest. Photographs and pressed flowers from the graves were sent
home to relatives. Salvation Army women were always there to give
help and support.
Ada tending the grave of Lt. Colonel George Bisset
DSO, MC of the 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers at the Grevillers
British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.
Note the highly individual memorial
The memorial has gone and
Lt. Colonel Bisset's grave is now marked by a standard CWGC headstone
To the right of the picture is the grave of Lt. Guy Ashwin of
the RAF, who died on 16th September 1918. his grave was originally
marked by a cross made from a wooden propellor. A standard wooden
cross to the left of it is being tended by a Salvation Army sister.
the grave currently to the left of it is that of .....Pte John
Sidney Slade Duke of Cornwall's L/I.
Crosses like this were made from wooden aeroplane propellers
and marked the graves of airmen.
Lt. Ashwin's grave today
Ada tending the grave of Private
G. Bougourd of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry in Seranvillers
German cemetery No.1. Commonwealth graves were later moved to Honnechy
British Cemetery, Nord.
Photographs like this were sent to bereaved families who were unable
to visit, to show that the graves were being cared for.
This is possibly Private Bougourd's grave at Honnechy
British Cemetery. Four British and one RGLI graves were moved here
from German cemeteries and other unsuitable places at the end of