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UK Prime Minister visits war graves in his constituency

23 November 2015

UK Prime Minister David Cameron visited the CWGC's war graves in his official role as MP of Witney, on Friday, 20 November.

Mr Cameron arrived to meet staff at the Black Bourton Cemetery in Oxfordshire. He was guided around the cemetery by CWGC Director General, Victoria Wallace. She explained the 31 war graves the CWGC looks after, and the stories behind the men buried there.

One of the men, Francis Parker, was in the same regiment as David Cameron's grandfather; the 1st Battalion Berkshire Yeomanry.

Francis died of his wounds, aged 19, at the Netley Military Hospital, Southampton on 20 November 1915, after returning home from fighting in Gallipoli. His family arranged to bring his body back to Black Bourton.

The 30 minute visit also saw the Prime Minister meet two church wardens, who volunteer their time in maintaining the rest the cemetery and the beautiful St Mary's church.