Sisters' trip to pay tribute

PUBLISHED: 16:30 12 October 2015

Kath Bamsey and Jane Abrahams

Kath Bamsey and Jane Abrahams


Sisters Kath Bamsey and Jane Abrahams, from Exmouth, made an emotional pilgrimage to France to lay a wreath on their grandfather's grave on the 100th anniversary of his death.

The pair travelled with their husbands to Dud Corner cemetery, in Loos-en-Gohelle, to pay tribute to Arthur Palmer, who was killed at the battle of Loos on September 25, 1915.

Afterwards, the sisters travelled to Ypres, in Belgium, to lay a wreath at Tyne Cot memorial, where their grandfather Arthur’s brother was killed at the battle of Passchendaele, in 1917.

There, they also attended an evening service at the Menin Gate. The Last Post has been played every evening since 1928.

The trip also included a visit to St George’s Church, where the sisters laid a ceramic poppy from The Tower of London to remember all troops killed in both world wars.

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