Redmond Walk '21
- Wijtschate, Kemmel, Loker
William Redmond was a Member of Parliament in his brother John Redmond's Irish Nationalist Party. In 1914 he recruited thousands of Irishmen to fight in the British Army in the hope of securing Irish self-rule. As a major in the 16th (Irish) Division he stood alongside the 36th (Ulster) Division to storm Wytschaete together on 7 June 1917. William Redmond was wounded in the first moments of the attack and died.
During this early morning walk (10 km) we follow in the footsteps of William Redmond from the mine crater at Wijtschate, via Lindenhoek over the Kemmelberg to Redmond's grave in Loker. We gather at 3.15 am at the church square in Loker. Departure by bus to Wijtschate at 3.30 am and start of the hike at one of the mine craters at 4.10 am (Zero hour on 7 June 1917, then 3.10 am).
Because of the Corona regulations we travel with two busses with half occupancy and provided that the mouth mask is worn on the bus. For the walk, we will form two groups of 25 people maximum. So it is important to register quickly.
The walk will be guided by Piet Chielens and Wouter Sinaeve, the musical entertainment will be provided by Luc Cuppens and Dries Chaerle. Unfortunately this year we cannot provide a breakfast after the walk.
Your registration is valid
after transferring € 5.00
to the account of Friends of the In Flanders Fields Museum
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