Commemoration of the Start of WWI in Belgium; August 4, 2014
This event is taking place at St. Symphorien, near Mons in Belgium. Heads of State will be present including from Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom.
The first and last British soldiers who died during the First World War are buried in this bi-national (German & British) cemetery.
The Canadian troops liberated the city of Mons and George L Price was the last soldier to die during this conflict, at 10.58 on November 11, 1914 at Viller sur-Haine near Mons, two minutes before the ceasefire.
This precious stone set in the silver sea,......
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,