Posted: Friday 26 October 2018
South East Associates
Brookwood Cemetery Guided Tour
- Wednesday 20th June -
Ten Associates and friends gathered at the Brookwood Cemetery in lovely warm weather, in sharp contrast to our previous visit when it rained in sheets.
Following coffee and chat by our guide Kim we made our way to north zone of the cemetery which is largely military.
The area is divided into different nationalities and religions and many interesting and poignant stories were told by Kim. Amazingly, Terry Lifford found the gravestone of his uncle, who had died as rear-gunner in a bomber at the age of nineteen.
Another strange fact was the name of Theadore Schurch carved into the memorial to those with no known grave.
He was captured by the Germans in North Africa and turned to be a spy for them, dressed as a British Officer he would mingle with prisoners and glean information which he would pass to the Germans.
He was the last person to be executed for treason after the war in this country.
No-one knows how his name came to be on the memorial.
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