Memorial service - Sint-Jan
In the morning of Saturday, October, 10th, 2009 a memoral
service took place at Oxford
Road Cemetery at Sint-Jan, Ieper. The service was held for Captain
Clement Robertson VC and Private Cyril Sheldon Allen DCM who fought together
in the Ypres Salient. They were part of the Motor Machine Guns, later the Royal
Tank Regiment. They fought in the same tank during 1917. The family of both soldiers
came together and the medals of both soldiers were reunited during the service.
Chris Lock Royal Tank Regiment Association, and memorial sponsor of the Ypres
Salient Tank Memorial at Poelkapelle.
to attention by the Last
Post Association buglers.
by a member of the family Captain Clement Robertson VC.
the grave, the original Victoria Cross of Captain Clement Robertson VC.
lot op people attended the ceremony.
the left Richard Van Emden accompanied by Jeremy Banning.
case with the medals of Private Cyrill Sheldon Allen DCM, who fought together
with Captain Clement Robertson VC.
by a lament by the Last Post Association Piper.
of the wreaths.
soldiers reunited after so many years.
the Victoria Cross.
medal box of Private Cyril Sheldon Allen DCM.
this magnificent frame you can see from left to right (Info: Jacky Platteeuw):
War Medal and cap badge from Machine Gun Corps
- Distinguished Conduct Medal
and cloth shoulder title from Motor Machine Gun, embroyded insigna Tank Corps.
Above: buttons Machine Gun Corps. Next to effigie of the King: collar badges Tanks
Corps. Beneath: brass shoulder title Machine Gun Corps.
- Interallied Victory
info over C Robertson en zijn actie op 4 oktober kun je vinden in een uitvoerig
artikel door F. Debergh.
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