The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds the information that Lance Corporal, Bernard John Muriel, whom this gate commemorates, was actually in the 1st Battalion, Essex Regiment. He is also commemorated on the Helles Memorial.
Sassoon picked a poppy and a cornflower and left them on a ledge under the lych-gate, after which he went for a walk along the farm lane and into the rectory garden where he recalled sitting reading as a boy. From there he returned to the crossroads where he had left his car.
UPDATE October 2010 Yvette Dixon, has contacted me to provide the following information: The hour glass was removed as it broke, and the lych gates have been gone for about two years to be repaired. The roof is being thatched and will be opening soon. The pond is still there but is having more luck with ducks.