Loosely linked to Martin's post (very loosely, but there is a link...believe me!
I'm once again stood in a military cemetery in France gazing down on a very surprising headstone. Its surprising because one would have thought that the person in the grave should really be thousands of miles away
(it did confuse me once as to why he was here, but I know now).
The cemetery is a (comparatively) relatively small one containing less than a thousand graves from just 1917 and 1918. The person in the grave referred to was killed just under a week before the end of the war.
There was a field hospital
(I could give you its number, but fear that that would give the game away too easily) nearby for much of the war (the place was about 7 miles behind the frontline for most of the war) but, by the time my mystery person died it was pretty much a front-line position
(and the 11th November 1918 'finish line' was only 2 miles to the east)
The place was north of the nearest stretch of frontline from September 1914 to September/October 1918, but west of it on 11th November 1918.
Other than the mystery person, nine other 'inhabitants' of the cemetery are not of the nationality to whom the cemetery belongs (though they would have been - for a period - twenty years later) but they all share the same style headstone.
Where am I and whose grave is it? (either spelling of the person's name is acceptable)