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
- D. C. Herron Collection. Presbyterian Church Archives Research Centre. New Zealand at War 1914-1918.