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Noel Chavasse - Vlamertinge - 04/08/2007

Op zaterdag 4 augustus, exact 90 jaar na zijn overlijden op 4 augustus 1917, vond in Vlamertinge een herdenking plaats voor Noel Chavasse. Hij is de enige persoon die een tweede Victoria Cross (VC and bar) ontving tijdens de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Hieronder een aantal foto's van deze mooie herdenking.

On Saturday, August, 4th, 2007, exactly 90 years after his death on Augsust, 4th, 1917, a short ceremony took place at Vlamertinge for Noel Chavasse, the only person who received a second VC during the Great War. Please find below some pictures of this remembrance.

Verzamelen aan het monument van Noel Chavasse aan de kerk op de wijk Brandhoek.

Gathering at the monument for Noel Chavasse near the church at Brandhoek (part of Vlamertinge).

After the laying of a wreath, people planted remembrance crosses at the foot of the monument.

Afterwards the ceremony continued at Brandhoek New Military Cemetery. Major Ian Ridley (Liverpool Scottisch Colect) was master of ceremony.

Several members of the Chavasse family attended the event.

Tribute by Colonel David Morris, representative Colonel Commandant of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps). Followed by the Last Post by Antoine Verschoot (at the left) and Albert Verkouter, buglers of the Last Post Association.

Lament by Pipe Major Henk Vandaele (Flemisch Pipe Band).

Wreath-laying by members of the family, the city of Ieper and other people.

The Reveille.

At the left, the grave of Private C.A. Rudd 356629 1/10th Bn., King's (Liverpool Regiment). He was Captain Chavasse's soldier-servant and is also buried at this cemetery. He was mortually wounded in the same action, possibly at the same time, as Captain Chavasse. His grave is in Block VI, Row B, No. 11.

Ivan Sinnaeve, alias 'Shrapnel Charlie', made a special gift for the Chavasse family who was very pleased with it.

The cemetery with the tower of the Brandhoek church at the back.

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