Rededication at Popielow Cemetery, Poland
07 August 2014
On 21 August 2014, there will be a rededication service to mark
the graves of Lance Corporal John Saunders and Trooper Henry
Thomson MM at Popielow Cemetery, Poland. The service will be
attended by representatives from the families of both men, the
regiments with which they served, the British Embassy in Poland,
the CWGC and the British Ministry of Defence.
Lance Corporal John Saunders and Trooper Henry Thomson MM, of
the Tyneside Scottish, The Black Watch and the Lothian and Border
Yeomanry respectively, were killed whilst Prisoners of War in July
Both men were buried in Popielow but recorded as 'missing' on
the Dunkirk Memorial. Following a successful submission made by
relatives of Lance Corporal Saunders to the CWGC the two graves
have recently been marked with Commission headstones and the names
will be removed from the Dunkirk Memorial.
The service is being organised by the MOD (Joint Casualty &
Compassionate Centre) in conjunction with British Defence Staff
based in Poland and the CWGC.
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