Iraq War Hero

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Budman, Feb 20, 2008.

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  1. Good to see a bit of common sense and compassion beating beaurocracy.
  2. I don't understand why he will have "a non-war headstone"?
  3. I think it's more in the context of the other graves being marked with a WWII headstone.
  4. It said "Non World War" headstone mate.
  5. Yes, my mistake, still not sure what this means, different shape or wording?
  6. Very fitting, but a shame the family had to go through the trauma of a double burial.
  7. RIP, glad the family had the courage to fight the original jobsworths.
  8. The difference is that Non World War headstones have the top corners cut out so it is of a different shape.

    A War Grave Headstone


    A Non-War Grave Headstone ("H" Jones's):


    The wording and badges are standard. At the bottom of the headstone there is a space for families to have a short epitaph added.

  9. Barbs, thanks.
  10. At last a good story and a victory for common sense.

    "He said Lt Bracho-Cooke's grave, with non-World War headstone, will be maintained by the commission on behalf of the MoD to the same standard as the other military graves in the plot."

    My thoughts go out to the familly, but you can be safe in the knowledge that the grave will be kept in immaculate condition.