Kemmel Park Temporary Graves near Ypres

Living History

The following has been extracted from WO 167/566 5 Heavy Battery, 1 Heavy Regiment, Royal Artillery. It will be some time now before I can get to France and Flanders so any assistance from any French or Belgian members by way of photographs of headstones or the park etc would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Andy

KEMMEL 24th May at 0400: Battery arrived at Kemmel which was crowded with troops.

KEMMEL 24th May at 0800: Village reconnoitred by Henschel Recce plane.

KEMMEL 24th May at 1215: Village bombed and machine gunned by a flight of nine Dornier bombers. Battery sustained 20 Casualties.

KEMMEL 24th May at 1600: Battery moved from Kemmel to Wytschaete.

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