IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BAGNEUX BritishCemetery (Gezaincourt) (Somme France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Capt Athelstan William New 1895 - 05/05/1918
He was born in New Malden, Surrey, son of George Hedley New and Elizabeth Crane (nee Coles) of Cerne Cottage, Worrin Road, Shenfield, Essex.
Signaller in Corps;
2nd Lieut. Essex Reg., (T) 1913;
1914 Appointed Transport Officer to Reg.;
1915 Egypt - Gallipoli, went through campaign until evacuation Dec 1915;
sent to England with dysentery; rejoined end of 1916 and was sent to France.
Athelstan's name can be found on Brentwood Memorial Cross, Shenfield Rd, Brentwood, Essex.
His brother, Lt Hedley Bruce New died on 31/10/1917 and is commemorated at the Arras Flying Service Memorial.
for Mrs Jocelyn Norden (U. K.)
D. M. Y. Baldwin - E. L. Pringle - A. Mac Pherson (Can. Army Nursing Service)
Pte Henry H. Watkiss 29/05/1918
Henry resided with his parents, James and Frances Mary Watkiss, at 61, Lower Rushall Street, Walsall.
Drafted to France on Thursday 06/12/1917 Henry was wounded on Monday 27/05/1918 and removed to the 29th Casualty Clearing Station at Bagneux where he succumbed 2 days later.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Henry Dinsdale 26/08/1918 aged 19
William was the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Dinsdale of 31, Spout Lane, Walsall.
He was employed by T. Gameson and Sons Limited at their Dudley Street Works when he enlisting in the Army at Walsall on Sunday 19/03/1916.
Wounded in action, he was removed to a Casualty Clearing Station at Gezaincourt where he succumbed three days later.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Cpl John Websdale 19/04/1918 aged 21
The only son of John and Clara Websdale of 48, Camden Street, Walsall.
Serving for only four months in France, John was wounded during the German spring offensive of 03/1918 and removed to Bagneux where he succumbed to his injuries.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
L/Cpl Herbert Davenhill 02/08/1918 aged 26
Herbert was a married man residing at 5, Portland Street, Walsall.
He enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 07/1917 in the South Staffordshire Rgt transferring to the Tank Corps in 02/1918.
Herbert died of wounds in a Casualty Clearing Station at Bagneux.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Gnr William George Webster 08/07/1918 aged 27
William was a single man residing at 9, Raleigh Street, Birchills with his parents.
He enlisted in the Army at Darlaston and saw three years active service having been drafted to France on Friday 30/07/1915.
William died of pneumonia whilst in hospital at Doullens.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Bert Margetts 15/08/1918
Bert was a married man with 4 children residing at ‘The Cedars’, Pelsall Road, Brownhills.
For 11 years Bert was employed at the Pearl Assurance Company, the last 6 years of which he had the title of District Superintendent.
He enlisted in the Army at Lichfield in 12/1917 and died in an accident after 4 months service whilst attached to the Royal Field Artillery.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Brownhills
L/Cpl Harry James Harper 31/08/1918 aged 23
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen

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