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Duke of Kent to visit Southampton
THE Duke of Kent will visit Southampton tomorrow to unveil the latest information panels put in place by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
The duke, who is president of the commission, will be visiting Southampton Hollybrook Cemetery.
The cemetery contains 113 burials from the First World War and 186 burials from the Second World War.
It also contains the Hollybrook Memorial, which commemorates by name almost 1,900 servicemen and women of the Common-wealth land and air forces whose graves are not known.
Each of the panels carries information about the site of the cemetery or memorial, and the reason why it is situated where it is.
But each panel also carries a QR (Quick Response) code which when scanned with a smartphone provides access to further information, including the personal stories of some of the casualties buried or commemorated at the location.
The QR code at Hollybrook tells more about Lord Kitchener, who is commemorated on the memorial there.