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  1. snodland says


    following on from Jon Iveson's post the emetery show in the last few frames of the film is DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

    Please see here -
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/39806/DOVER (ST. JAMES'S) CEMETERY

    There is a Zeebrugge Plot.

    "In addition there are 19 unidentified burials, 9 of whom can be named as victims of the Zeebrugge Raid, and these 9 are inscribed on a Special Memorial on the Cross of Sacrifice in the Zeebrugge Plot."

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  2. Jane King says

    On 26/4/1918 the Dover Express announced on page 8 that \"The funeral of those who lost their lives in the attack on Zeebrugge who will be buried in Dover will take place on Saturday afternoon, at 2 o\'clock\". The Pathe film of the funeral was therefore taken on 27/4/1918.
    On 3/5/1918 the Dover Express printed a full-page report of the funeral on page 6, including photos of the cortege and mourners standing round the mass grave. The report stated that \"Altogether there were 66 to be buried at Dover, of whom two were officers Lieut A.B.S.T. Chamberlain and Sub Lieut Maurice C.H. Lloyd, D.S.C., both of H.M.S. Vindictive. They were all buried in one large grave under the spur that overlooks the cemetery from the south west...\"
    The coffins were stacked two-high within the grave (as is visible in the Pathe footage). Each of the CWGC gravestones on that Zeebrugge plot therefore marks the grave of two men.

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