Reburial at Prowse Point Cemetery
16 April 2015
100 years after they were killed in action in October 1914, six
unknown British servicemen of the First World War were re-interred
today at Prowse Point Military Cemetery near Ieper, Belgium.
The service took place this morning (16 April) at 10:00 hrs
The six individuals - two from the Lancashire Fusiliers, two
from the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, and two unidentified
British soldiers - were reburied with full military honours by
servicemen from the 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
and the 1st Battalion The Duke Of Lancaster's Regiment.
A copy or the Order of Service is available
Prowse Point Military Cemetery is unique on the Salient for
being named after an individual. It is the site of the stand by the
1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment and the 1st Bn. Somerset Light Infantry
in October 1914, which featured the heroism of a Major Charles
Prowse. Later, as Brigadier-General C.B. Prowse, DSO (Somerset
Light Infantry), he would be killed on the first day of the Battle
of the Somme, whilst commanding the 11th Infantry Brigade. He is
buried in Louvencourt Military Cemetery.
The cemetery was begun by the 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers and the
1st Royal Warwicks, and was used from November 1914 to April 1918.
It currently contains 225 Commonwealth burials of the First World
War and was designed by W H Cowlishaw.
to acess a copy or the official MOD press release.