Rededication service voor Sergeant James Joseph McLynn - Zandvoorde - 06/09/2017
A rededication service was held on Wednesday 6 September at 2.30pm at the CWGC’s Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium, for Serjeant James Joseph McLynn of the 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. His regiment was fighting near the village of Zantvoorde and due to their efforts managed to capture it. On 1 October 1918, they were at Ten Brielen (a neighbouring village) when they were heavily shelled resulting in several casualties, one of which was James.

He was originally buried as an unknown soldier in Plot 4, Row K, Grave 24 but through research has now been identified. The service was organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre (JCCC) and was attended by members of the regiment, local dignitaries, general public and his family. The CWGC provided the new headstone.

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The new headstone.

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Prayers by The Reverend Philip Burrows.

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The Last Post and the Reveille.

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Laying of the wreaths.

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Finally, a family member also laid a wreath.

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The family behind the new headstone.

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