Montay-Neuvilly Road Military Cemetery, France - Rededication Ceremony.

A joint rededication service for Private George Skilbeck, Royal Army Medical Corps and Second Lieutenant Norman Frederic Surry, 16thBattalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps was held at 11.30h on Wednesday 10 October 2018 at  Montay-Neuvilly Road Military Cemetery in France.

 

Private Skilbeck was serving with 53rd Field Ambulance when he was killed between the front line at Neuvilly and the village of Inchy on 11 October 1918.

 

Second Lieutenant Surry was killed on 12 October 1918 during an attack on the Le Cateau to Solesmes railway line near Troisvilles.

 

The CWGC marked the two graves with new headstones bearing their names and a personal inscription chosen by their families.  The services have been organised by the Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre, Ministry of Defence and attended by family members, British Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries. 

 

Montay Reded Order of Service
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