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Irchonwelz Communal Cemetery, Belgium

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Irchonwelz Communal Cemetery

In the honor this year, the soldiers of the Lancashire Fusiliers.

Each will receive a rose

On 10 November 1918, at less than 24 hours of the Armistice, they have been killed during a bombing at the boundary of the Irchonwelz village.

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On the way

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christiandup

The wall

The eight Lancashire Fusiliers were all killed by the same shell which brought down a wall on top of them

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Remembrance Address, “Vélo, Amitié, souvenir” 26 June 2017

Presented by Mrs Angela Scott-Galli, British School Teacher

 

It is an honour for us, as representatives of the British Section of SHAPE International School, to be able to attend this occasion of Remembrance. We are delighted to be able share this moment with all of you - children, adults, cyclists - to be united together in a moment of remembrance; Mrs Van Oycke as Principal of school Faubourg, we are very appreciative of this invitation to be part of this Remembrance event and would like to say thank you for all the hard work in leading and organizing this collaborative occasion.

It was here that Private Edward Sullivan, a soldier and a cyclist, was killed with 8 of his colleagues on 10 November 1918. This was the day before Armistice was signed and peace agreed and as such he was one of last people to be killed in the war. At this time we remember all those who died, whatever their nationality, whether they were civilian, soldiers, airmen or sailors and remember the great tragedy caused by conflict. Private Edward Sullivan is in many ways a symbol of this tragedy; killed the day before peace was signed having served and survived throughout the 4 years of war from 1914 – 1918. He was shot by rifle fire whilst advancing bravely. We remember him and the thousands of others like him who were killed and injured during WW1 and in the thousands of other conflicts which have taken place over time.

I ask you all to remember those who lost their lives in these tragedies. Please listen respectfully to those who are going to address us now in French and then in German. After they have spoken we will lay our wreath on behalf of the British Section of SHAPE International School. You should all be proud of this moment as today you are representatives of Great Britain at this unique and special remembrance ceremony shared in hope for a peaceful future with Belgian and German families and friends.

The moment of silence

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christiandup

Before, the wall was longer.

 

The chapel

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Behind the hedge, the wall and the farm.

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Story of this chapel.

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Every soldier received his poppy, his candle.

The youngest added a drawing.

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The glass of friendship, the beer of Irchonwelz for the big, the juice for the children..

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