Photograph of Pte. Day, killed by a shell with Seven Comrades (2)

University Of Oxford First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Private Day was killed together with sixteen of his AIF comrades during the German Spring Offensive of 1918 (Operation Michael - Kaiserschlacht) when a shell burst directly overhead killing seven of them instantly. Their names appear on seven Headstones in a single row side by side. The legend on these seven headstones at St. Pol British Cemetery in St.Pol-Sur-Ternoise Northern France, just 20 miles from Arras, reads: Believed to be buried in this Cemetery Editor's...