Dean's Blog

Unexpected Call

Unexpected CallI had a call recently from Colin in Cumbria. He was ringing concerning the grave of his best friend, Private Brian Holroyd, who had died and was buried in Bahrain in 1959. I went off to the Christian Cemetery in Salmabad, armed with my camera, but could not find the grave in the War Grave section, but then went to look in the Old Christian Cemetery. Colin was delighted not only to see the grave but to see that the cemetery was kept in such good condition. I sent him several photos and encouraged him to think about coming out to Bahrain in the season of Remembrance, at the time that the Chelsea Pensioners will be coming. I am also exploring the possibility of getting some sponsorship to cover the cost of his airfare. I feel sure that there will be many people who would want to contribute towards his visit.