|Please Note: The Coleshill House site and grounds are owned by the
National Trust. The woods and grounds of the house are all strictly private and access is limited
to set days a year. See our events page for their official open days.
Attempting to access the site outside of these times is not only trespassing but could damage the
future of our work and relationship with the Trust and villagers. Please respect
It is only fitting that the Coleshill Estate, the Auxiliers GHQ
and Training Ground, was chosen to remember them by the planting of eight Memorial Trees. The National Trust
now owns the land and cares for the trees. They can be inspected by obtaining permission from the Estate Office
which is where the Memorial Book can be seen.
The trees have numbers on but no dedications – the dedications read as
A grave stone to three of these men in France. Image provided by David Blair.
27/3/2014 - UPDATE
The plaque above was placed on Memorial Tree number 10 in the grounds of GHQ Coleshill by Ann Dawson in loving
memory to her father Philip Dawson. (Picture by Roger Green)
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