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Cavalry Memorial

The 30th October 1914 saw the Household Cavalry in action here in this village. Among those killed in that action was Captain Lord Worsley of the Royal Horse Guards who had been shot whilst operating a machine gun. So impressed were the Germans with his bravery that they prepared detailed trench map references as to where they had buried this gallant officer, sending them through diplomatic channels to England. After the war his body was exhumed and his widow bought the ground where his grave had been. Arrangements were later made for the memorial to placed on the former site of his grave. Lord Worsley is now buried in Ypres Town Cemetery.

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View from the Cavalry memorial

This photograph was taken with the memorial behind the camera and shows the direction in which the German attackers approached the British lines.

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