Thursday, 2 June 2016

The headmaster’s son from Newton Poppleford: Sergeant Bernard Verriour, 24 May 1916

Thanks to the late John Hagger of Newton Poppleford, there is a reasonably full account of Bernard Verriour’s part in the Great War, and of his family background.   Click  here to read more.

The graphic image of the Battle of Delville Wood, seen above and referred to in John Hagger's account, is reproduced from an official military artist’s drawing published in The Great War (1917) edited by H.W. Wilson.

Above: The Arras Memorial, on which Bernard Verriour’s name appears, is in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery  in the western part of the town of Arras, Northern France 

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