The full text of the caption reads:
‘Squadron Leader L. T. Taylor (correctly, L. A. Taylor) pays the last tribute to a comrade, L.A.C. Maxfield, who met the fate that might have overwhelmed them both. They were digging a trench on the beach-head when the squadron-leader was called away. A minute later Maxfield’s pick struck a mine - on the site where they had been living for fourteen days.
The squadron-leader wrote to Maxfield’s mother and told her the sad story. “May God bless you and your men and bring you home to your loved ones,” she wrote in reply - and she asked for a picture of her son’s grave that she might treasure it for ever.
Here it is - taken by Bill Turner, “Sunday Pictorial” photographer in Normandy. A copy is being sent to Mrs Maxfield at her home in Herries-avenue, Southey, Sheffield.’
The graveyard pictured was at Ver-sur-Mer but later, Bayeux War Cemetery was established and that became James Maxfield’s permanent resting place (Grave Reference XV.D.1.)