Remember also those who died further afield
SIR – As we commemorate the ending of the First World War in 1918 there is a tendency to focus on the casualties in France and Flanders. We should never forget, however, that 391,588 British Empire servicemen died in other theatres, including Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Italy, Salonica and East Africa. We will remember them, too.
Donhead St Mary, Wiltshire
SIR – Like the cemetery at St Symphorien, there are places in this country where the remains of former foes lie in close company. Within the bounds of Ann’s Hill Cemetery in Gosport there is an area tended by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for those who gave their lives in both world wars.
There is also a section for German victims of the Second World War, most of whom are likely to have been Luftwaffe personnel. Their headstones are identical to those in the Allied section; details range from the name, rank and date of death to the simple epitaph “Ein Deutsche Soldat”.