Cinderella in the street...
In the Spotlight !
This poem is often wrongly thought to be by Robert W Service. It is published here to the memory of Hugh Antoine D'Arcy, it's rightful father.
An Evening with the Bard of the Yukon, July 18 th 2003 at 20.30pm in the Town-Hall of Lancieux, Brittany.
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Lieutenant A N P ServicePublished by Webmaster on 2003/7/21 (4619 reads)
Robert Service dedicated Rhymes Of A Red Cross Man to his brother Albert Service.
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Lieutenant A N P Service
Remembered with honour
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Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm) is located 2 kilometres south-east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N366). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Little Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Little. The road name changes to Rijselseweg. 1 kilometre along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 kilometres along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.
At the time of the Armistice, 1.705 graves were known and marked. other graves were then brought in from the battlefields and small cemeteries in the neighbourhoods, and 258 known graves, destroyed by artillery fire, were specifically commemorated. The latter were mainly in the present Plots IV and V11.
There are now nearly 2,500, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 400 are unidentified and 261 are represented by special memorials. Other special memorials record the names of 42 soldiers from Canada and 30 from the United Kingdom, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were destroyed in later fighting.
The cemetery covers an area of 16,374 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall, except where it borders the pond. VALLEY COTTAGES CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, was among a group of cottages on "Observatory Road", which runs Eastward from Zillebeke village. It contained the graves of 111 soldiers from the United kingdom and Canada. It was in an exposed position during the greater part of the war, and of the graves init are represented by special memorials in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground.
TRANSPORTATION FARM ANNEXE was about 90 metres South-East of the railway Dugouts Cemetery, on the road to Verbrandenmolen. The graves in it were removed to perth Cemetery (China Wall), Zillebeke; but the officer, whose grave was not found, is specially commemorated here.
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