Visitors’ tribute to the fallen

Laird Mark McCartney and his wife Jen
Laird Mark McCartney and his wife Jen
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Members of Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association visited Belgium and France to see various battlefields, memorials, cemeteries and museums on the Western Front.

Members of Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association visited Belgium and France to see various battlefields, memorials, cemeteries and museums on the Western Front.

The Chesterfield and district group joined forces with the Caledonian Society of Doncaster for the visit, including trips to Ypres and the Somme.

Their excursions included Passchendaele Museum, Flanders Fields Museum and the 49th West Riding Regiment’s Memorial, Thiepval Memorial Visitors Centre, (where a cross was laid to commemorate one of the association’s relatives who was recorded on a panel there).

During a trip to the Menin Gate, a war memorial in Belgium dedicated to the British and Commonwealth soldiers killed in the Ypres Silent of the First World War and whose graves are unknown, Mark and Jen Macartney, president and consort of the Chesterfield and District Caledonian Association laid a wreath on behalf of the association.