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IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

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BAPAUME Communal Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

L. W. Telford - H. W. Brough - S. W. Taylor - M. W. Kenny - R. K. Pybus - E. J. H. Clarke - R. H. A. Edwards
Unknown - J. Colmo - Unknown (Australian) - J. R. Kay
Front: A. S. Caldwell - G. N. Olds - J. J. P. Schuller ; back: T. W. Wilkinson - T. G. Kilmartin - D. Williams - A. R. Knapman
H. L. Wilcox - E. O. Gregory - H. Betts - W. G. O'Connor
L. F. Ford - L. O. Chamberlain - A. J. Wanstall - E. A. Wood
A. H. Bussell between two Members of the C.W.G.C.
Sgt Harold Lindsay Wilcox 17/03/1917 aged 25
On the day of his death the 23rd battalion were the first into Bapaume following the retreating Germans. He and six men of his platoon were sent to "detail snipers" at the cemetery. He was "issuing his last orders to a corporal" (Gregory?) "when an H.E shell exploded near the gate". He was wounded and died shortly after.
There are conflicting reports as to how Betts died, some say that only 3 were killed by the blast and that Betts was shot through the head by a sniper. Others say all 4 were killed by the blast.
For David Calwell
Tpr Joseph Colmo 1892 - 28/04/1917
for Anne Colmo, Jenny Hollyman (nee Colmo), Diane McKay, Julie Morrison and Lesley Turner

25 casualties

BETTS HAROLD
Australian Private Australian Infantry A.I.F. 23rd Bn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 17/03/1917 Service No: 4063 I.8.

BROUGH HERBERT WILLIAM
Australian Second Lieutenant Australian Field Artillery 5th Bde. Date of Death: 01/05/1917 I.3.

BUSSELL ALBERT HENRY
United Kingdom Driver Royal Army Service Corps Age: 39 Date of Death: between 02/09/1944 and 03/09/1944 Service No: T/10664076

CALDWELL ANDREW SLOANE
Australian Corporal Australian Infantry A.I.F. 20th Bn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 25/03/1917 Service No: 4556 III.9.

CHAMBERLAIN LEONARD OSWALD
New Zealand Serjeant New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn. 3rd Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Service No: 24/383 III.2.

CLARKE EMIL JOHN HAMILTON
Australian Lieutenant Australian Field Artillery 11th Bde. Age: 25 Date of Death: 15/04/1917 I.6.

COLMO JOSEPH
Australian Trooper Australian Light Horse 1st Age: 24 Date of Death: 26/03/1917 Service No: 1338 II.2.

EDWARDS RUPERT HENRY ADAMS
Australian Lieutenant Australian Field Artillery 10th Bde. Age: 23 Date of Death: 28/04/1917 I.7.

FORD LEONARD FRANCIS
New Zealand Lance Corporal New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn. 3rd Age: 33 Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Service No: 48933 III.1.

GREGORY ERIC OTHO
Australian Lance Corporal Australian Infantry A.I.F. 23rd Bn. Age: 31 Date of Death: 17/03/1917 Service No: 2830 I.8.

KAY J R
Australian Second Lieutenant Australian Infantry A.I.F. 25th Bn. Date of Death: 27/03/1917 II.4.

KENNY M W
United Kingdom Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 122nd Heavy Bty. Age: 32 Date of Death: 04/04/1917 Service No: 72308 Centre of Gunner Plot.

KILMARTIN THOMAS GERALD
Australian Lance Sergeant Australian Army Medical Corps 12th Field Amb. Age: 47 Date of Death: 07/04/1917 Service No: 2437 III.6.

KNAPMAN ALFRED RICHARD
Australian Driver Australian Army Service Corps 7th Coy. Age: 21 Date of Death: 07/04/1917 Service No: 5657 III.8.

O'CONNOR WILLIAM GEORGE
Australian Private Australian Infantry A.I.F. 23rd Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 17/03/1917 Service No: 4158 I.8.

OLDS GEORGE NORMAN
Australian Corporal Australian Infantry A.I.F. 20th Bn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 27/03/1917 Service No: 1054 III.9.

PYBUS RAYMOND KEITH
Australian Major Australian Field Artillery 11th Bde. Age: 26 Date of Death: 15/04/1917 I.5.

SCHULLER JULES JOHN PETER
Australian Lance Corporal Australian Infantry A.I.F. 20th Bn. Date of Death: 25/03/1917 Service No: 1549 III.9.

TAYLOR STANLEY WILLIAM
Australian Corporal Australian Field Artillery 11th Bde. Age: 22 Date of Death: 07/04/1917 Service No: 3100 I.4.

TELFORD LEONARD WILLIAM
Australian Farrier Australian Machine Gun Corps 12th Coy. Age: 25 Date of Death: 05/04/1917 Service No: 4937 I.2.

WANSTALL ALFRED JOHN
New Zealand Rifleman New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn. 3rd Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Service No: 59768 III.3.

WILCOX HAROLD LINDSAY
Australian Sergeant Australian Infantry A.I.F. 23rd Bn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 17/03/1917 Service No: 1126 I.8.

WILKINSON THOMAS WILLIAM
Australian Warrant Officer Australian Army Service Corps 7th Coy. Age: 37 Date of Death: 07/04/1917 Service No: 1063 III.5.

WILLIAMS DAVID
Australian Driver Australian Army Service Corps 7th Coy. Age: 37 Date of Death: 07/04/1917 Service No: 1301 III.7.

WOOD EDGAR ALFRED
New Zealand Corporal New Zealand Rifle Brigade "B" Coy. 2nd Bn. 3rd Age: 26 Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Service No: 24/621 III.4.

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