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HNL 1245:St Barnabas Pilgrimage to War Graves

Families of the men who died during WWI return to the battlefields to see where their loved ones were killed. Group of mainly women looking at camera dressed in hats and coats, carrying bags, standing on steps of the London Scottish Drill Hall. Group walking off. At Victoria Station, group boarding train, London Scottish pipe band on platform. Iron rations handed to group on train. Train away from station. On board ship at Folkstone, bagpipes played. WWI
Access No. 42185 | 1 min 7 secs | 1910s | London, Folkstone, United Kingdom | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
POV ship arriving Belgium. Group of men and women disembark. CU man holding baby to camera. Group climbing onto fleet of open topped trucks to Terlincthun Military Cemetery. Address by Major Beith CBE MC (Ian Hay) chairman of St. Barnabas Pilgrimage Fund. Pan Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery where 10,000 British lie. WWI
Access No. 42187 | 1 min 16 secs | 1910s | Terlincthun, Lijssenthoek, Belgium | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |
Assembly in the Cloth Hill Square in Ypres for the procession to Ypres Town Cemetery, Extension, many old buildings in ruins. Group proceed through town led by pipe band, arrive at cemetery. Address by Very Reverend Professor George Milligan ex moderator of Church of Scotland. Farewell service in Station Square, Ypres. Note: Australians fought in Ypres in WWI
Access No. 42189 | 1 min 35 secs | 1910s | Ypres, Belgium | © Contact Film Australia Collection Library | B&W |