23 April 2018
HRH Princess Anne and Sir Tim Laurence attend CWGC cemetery to mark centenary of the Zeebrugge Raid
HRH The Princess Royal and Sir Tim Laurence, Vice Chairman of the CWGC, visited the Commission’s plot at Zeebrugge Churchyard on Saturday, as part of a visit to Belgium to mark the centenary of the Zeebrugge Raid.
Over the next week the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) will be revealing the fascinating stories behind some of the objects in our archive, in support of Explore Your Archive 2018.
George Edwin Ellison is believed to be the last British soldier killed on the Western Front before the Armistice brought the fighting to an end. He is buried in St Symphorien Military Cemetery, near Mons.