THe CWGC maintain the graves of commonwealth and British Empire armed forces staff around the UK. Kevin has worked with them for several years. Here he is photographed in the graveyard of St John the Evangelist’s Church in Byley between Northwich and Middlewich in the Cheshire countryside.
The Portland stone on the left is the resting place of 402813 Flight Sergeant LD Watson (Royal Australian Air Force, died 20th March 1943 aged 24). On the right is 401498 Flight sergeant WDK Forbes (Royal Australian Air Force, died 20th March 1943 aged 23).
The airmen here most likely were in a plane that crashed nearby, hence the mix of nationalities including Canadian airmen.
The CWGC was established by Royal Charter in 1917, founded by Sir Fabian Ware and is non profit making. Each gravestone is named, uniform and permanent. No distinction is made on account of rank, race or creed.