01 May 2017

Rededication Ceremony - Belgium - May 2017

A Rededication service will be held at 11:00 hours on Thursday 18 May 2017 at CWGC Cement House Cemetery, Belgium, for Lieutenant Lindsay Drummond and 2nd Lieutenant Robert Smith Bennie both of Royal Flying Corps.

On 18 May 1917 Lieutenant Drummond was shot down by anti-aircraft fire whilst attacking an observation balloon and Lieutenant Bennie was shot down during a photo reconnaissance. Both Airmen were from Canada. We will also be remembering Lieutenant Metheral.  

The service has been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre and will be attended by family members, regimental representatives and local dignitaries. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission will be providing the headstones.

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