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Burial near Gommecourt

New Zealand Army Chaplain the Rev David C Herron conducting a military funeral at a newly dug grave at Gommecourt, France, with the burial party of soldiers looking on. A total of 8 burials took place here on Friday 26th July, 1918 for men from the 2nd Otago Battalion.
David Herron's diary for this day states: Arrived Rossignol Farm at 4am. Went back up with burial party. Got out Kerse's body and buried 8 others at Gommecourt. Rained - terrible pushing bike back. Military funeral for Dick Travis [VC, DCM, MM] and C [Charles] Kerse at Couin. 1


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