Mid Ulster remember war dead in Ypres

Fifty members of the Friends of the Somme Mid-Ulster branch travelled to France and Belgium for the annual pilgrimage to the battlefields and cemeteries in the Somme and Ypres areas.

Fifty members of the Friends of the Somme Mid-Ulster branch travelled to France and Belgium for the annual pilgrimage to the battlefields and cemeteries in the Somme and Ypres areas.

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THE Friends of the Somme Mid-Ulster branch travelled to France and Belgium for the annual pilgrimage to the battlefields and cemeteries in the Somme and Ypres areas.

The group visited a number of cemeteries in the area to commemorate the war dead. Among the places on their itinerary were the Tyne Cot Memorial and War Cemetery, the largest Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in the world, and the Adelaide Cemetery east of Amiens.

The prominent Australian National Memorial and cemetery at Villers-Bretonneux also featured on the programme.

Read the full report in this week’s Mid-Ulster Mail.