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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

James Sydney Cobb

James Sydney Cobb is commemorated on his father's gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. James was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. He died on the 20th July 1916 and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery in the Pas de Calais. Also buried in Wimereux is Lt.-Col John McCrae who wrote, "In Flanders Fields."  
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The Military

Over the last 150 years Folkestone and district has been a very fashionable place to visit attracting many well connected people - as well as being the place where many senior military figures retired when they left service. As we discover significant military memorials or plots we will add them to these pages.

James Sydney Cobb

James Sydney Cobb is commemorated on his father's gravestone in Folkestone Old Cemetery. James was a 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers. He died on the 20th July 1916 and is buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery in the Pas de Calais. Also buried in Wimereux is Lt.-Col John McCrae who wrote, "In Flanders Fields."  
ABOUT THE MILITARY CONNECTION