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Shortly after the deaths of Major Paris and Sergeant Taylor, the Heavies moved, still under intensive shellfire, to a ruined farmhouse about 200 yards on the flank where they remained overnight. It is believed that the photographs show the farm in which the Heavies took cover

Gunner Edgcumbe writes in his letter to Mrs Paris,

The next day I took the Major's possessions from his pocket, and we wrapped him in two blankets, a soldier's shroud. In the afternoon (again we were shelled).

We carried his body to a motor lorry, which conveyed all that remained of the two bravest and most gallant men in France to the Hargicourt Quarry Military Cemetery. A grave had been prepared by his own men, and there we buried them, side by side, two brave souls.

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