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Headstone inscription for Lance Corporal Coulthard

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Rededication Service for Lance Corporal Coulthard


The Rededication Service for Lance Corporal John Antony Ronald Coulthard, Intelligence Corps, will take place at 1400hrs on 30 July 2015 at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Becklingen War Cemetery conducted by The Revd CJ Larrett MA Corps Chaplain. It will be attended by descendants of LCpl Coulthard and members of the Intelligence Corps.


Latest Cemetery Information


Major renovation of the turf and shrubbery will begin in this site from July
15th and run into October. Visitor access to the cemetery will not be possible
on Tuesday 4th August as the Cemetery will be closed from 07.00 until
11.00 due to essential maintenance, visitor access will also not be possible
on Wednesday 2nd September. 

Access will be possible throughout all other dates during the renovations;
however visitors are advised that there may be some disruption in certain



Major renovations works on the cemetery boundary wall are about to commence and will be completed by the the end of August. Visitors are advised that access may be difficult at times, and to access the cemetery on foot.

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