2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
28th August - 5th September 1914.

Dear Joe,
I hope that you are well. Last week I went with three friends to bimble round WW1 &WW2 battlefields, my own particular choice was to look at the area of Pilkhem Ridge in the Ypres Salient where 38th Welsh Division had attacked and where my father was wounded. Another visit we made was to the WW1 CWGC cemetery, St Symphorian, on the outskirts of Mons.
There we found the headstone of an unknown soldier where someone had placed two cards, one of a newspaper cutting and one of a photograph. It would seem that whoever placed these cards did so in memory of a Lancashire Fusilier. I attach photos of the headstone and cards and leave the rest of the conjecture up to you!!!!! I hope that you find them of interest.
Best wishes, John Hickie .
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