New world war info panel unveiled at Lincoln cemetery
People can find out about the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in the two world wards through a new information panel at Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.
The panel was installed today by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
It is among 500 the organisation is erecting across the country as part of a drive to provide more information for the public during the centenary of the First World War.
Each of the panels carries details about the site of the cemetery or memorial, and the reason why it is situated where it is.
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But each panel also carries a QR, or quick response, code which when scanned with a smartphone provides access to further details, including the personal stories of some of the casualties buried or commemorated at the location.
The QR code at Lincoln reveals the story of Mary Satchell who served with the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service; the Nursing Corps of the British army.
She served in France at the beginning of the war, and then in Egypt and Italy with the eighth army.
Satchell returned to the UK in late 1944 having served abroad for 4 1/2 years. She had been hoping for a posting to the British Liberation Army, but she died on VE day, 8 May 1945.
She died in Lincoln Military Hospital, and was buried with military honours.