IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France

ARRAS FLYING SERVICE Memorial (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Lt Hedley Bruce New 31/10/1917 aged 24
Born 1893 New Malden, Surrey, son of George Hedley New and Elizabeth Crane (nee Coles) of Cerne Cottage, Worrin Road, Shenfield, Essex. 3RD Squadron; RFC and 4TH Bn. Essex Regiment.
Hedley's name can be found on Brentwood Memorial Cross, Shenfield Rd, Brentwood, Essex.
His brother Captain Athelstan William New died 15/05/1918 and is buried at Bagneux British Cemetery.
For Mrs Jocelyn Norden (U. K.)
2nd/Lt David Evan Davies 29/04/1917
Lt George Henry Rathbone 29/04/1917 aged 21
Capt George Alec Parker 27/11/1916 aged 23
Son of Lewis Jacques Parker and Emily Parker of 26 Castle Street, Salisbury. His brother Capt. Tom GM Parker died on 03/11/1918 and is buried at Christchurch Cemetery, England.
for his great nephew Tom Wells
2nd/Lt Cyril Levick 16/06/1918
Cyril was a good student in the King Edward VI Grammar School in Aston.
He enlisted in The Artist Rifles before to be transfered in the R. A. F.
On left, Cyril and his older sister, Ida Gertrude Levick.
On right, Cyril in uniform with his two brothers, William Ralph and Jack.
for his nephew, Robert John Day (Ida's son)
Air Mechanic 2nd Class Harold Edmund Gamble 22/10/1917 aged 24
Harold with his mother Emily and sister Isobel.
He enlisted in Sydney on 24/07/1916 and arrived in Europe In 08/1917.
On the 15/09/1917 he was transferred to 71st. Sqn Australian Flying Corps as a wireless operator and attached to No. 4 Sqn R.F.C.
Harold took part in the action at Westhoek Ridge near Ypres and was killed by a German shell.
Records show that he was buried in the Australian portion of the cemetery at Oodurdum near Ypres.
for his great nephew Anthony Berry (Isobel's grandson)
2nd/Lt Frederic Monteath McLaren 1892 - 12/08/1917
Second of three children of Peter and Emma McLaren.
The family originally migrated from England to Australia and later migrated to California in the USA.
Right a newspaper clipping from the Los Angeles Evening Express of 08/10/1919.
for his relative Alec McCracken (Irymple, Victoria, Aus.)
2nd/Lt Leslie Bernard Simmonds 13/03/1894 - 16/09/1918
He was born in Newport South Wales.
He was shot down 1m east of Marcoing on 16th September at approximately noon while serving with the 57th Squadron Royal Flying Corps.
for his great niece Sally Burge


992 casualties

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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium