Sunday, 12 April 2009

This is the grave of Ewen Taylor from Canterbury New Zealand. He died on 8 January 1918. He never received any visit from family or friends. He's buried in Oxford Road Cemetery in St. Jan/Ypres. His battalion was at Noordemhoek, a hamlet of Beselare (Beselare is part of Zonnebeke). It's sad to know that his Battalion has been relieved the day he died. Noordemhoek is NE of Nonnebossen and Butte's. The little cross in flax with the NZ RSA poppy that you can see on the picture (lower right) has been made by Dolores JN Ho from the Waiouru Army Museum and has been placed on his grave by Maria Vander Meiren and Sabine Vanderhaeghen who visited New Zealand recently with the Belgium delegation for the opening in Wellington.
We will remember him.

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