While attending the Battle of the Somme commemoration service today, at the London Road War Memorial in Camberley, I’ll reflect on our visits to two Battle of the Somme war memorials – the Thiepval Memorial and Serre Road No. 2 Cemetery. Both are magnificent, if that’s the right word to describe a war cemetery, and were designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, and completed in the early 1930’s.
While studying the names on the Thiepval Memorial, an act that everyone seems to carry out on their own, I came across the name Company Sergeant Major F. BYTHEWAY M.C, D.C.M. What a splendid name, and undoubtedly a man of courage. Just one of the 72,000 names on the memorial.
I’ll let my photos be my memorial to the Battle of the Somme,