IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
BERLES AU BOIS Churchyard Extension (Pas de Calais France)
|Photo Courtesy Mick McCann & Anthony Bagshaw|
|L/Cpl Richard A. F. Lane 03/02/1916
Richard was killed along with eight other Leicesters' when the Germans shelled the village of Berles au Bois
|Pte John Ernest Barsby 10/09/1915 aged
john was killed whilst on sentry duty
|Loughborough War Memorial where they are both commeorated|
|for the Old Comrades Association of
the Royal Leicestershire Regiment
and the citizen of Loughborough
|Sjt William John Selby 08/10/1916 aged
William was a married man residing at 1b, Countess Street, Palfrey with his wife and four children.
He had previously served his country during the Boer War and was employed at Overton and Higgins Limited, Frederick Street, Walsall as a handsolder plater when war broke out.
Immediately re-enlisting, he was drafted to France on Friday 05/03/1915 with his bn and was slightly wounded on Saturday 25/09/1915 but remained on duty.
At the time of William’s death his bn were at Berles-au-Bois between Arras and Gommecourt.
The Battalion Chaplain later sent a letter to William’s wife detailing his death:
“I am sorry to tell you that your husband was killed last night by a shell which fell in the village. It was quite an instantaneous death and he could not have felt any pain.”
In fact the Germans shelled the north east part of the village between 6.50pm and 8.10pm resulting in 2 men killed and 6 wounded.
The War Diary records:
“08/10/1916 - 6.50pm to 8.10pm. Enemy shelled north eastern portion of the village with 5.9s with an interval of 5 minutes between shells.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
|Sgt William Holden Davis 10/10/1916
A native of Pelsall, William was the son of James and Mary Jane Davis of Mouse Hill, Pelsall, his father being an engine fitter in a coal pit.
A miner, he was a married man residing in High Street, Pelsall and possibly later at 7, Harrison Street, Bloxwich.
Enlisting in the Army at Walsall on Thursday 08/10/1914, William had been on active service for 19 months at the time of his death.
On Monday 09/10/1916 his bn relieved the 1/6th Bn, South Staffordshire Rgt in trenches near Berles-au-Bois.
The following day the enemy shelled the lines resulting in William’s death.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
|Pte Thomas Collins 20/07/1916
Thomas was a married man residing at 39, Orlando Street, Walsall.
Employed as a caster at Frank Moseley Limited, 47/49, Bath Street, Walsall he enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 09/1914.
Thomas’s bn took over the line from 10th Bn, Royal Fusiliers at Berles-au-Bois on Monday 03/07/1916 and were to remain here until 10/1916.
At 12 midday on the day of his death the Germans shelled the battalion’s lines killing Thomas and wounding 3 others.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
United Kingdom Driver T4/234526Army Service Corps10/09/1916 Q. 3.
United Kingdom Private 8/12862Leicestershire Regiment24/02/1916 B. 3.
United Kingdom Airman 2nd Class 8864Royal Flying Corps07/09/1916 Age: 21 J. 6.
United Kingdom Private 51893The King's (Liverpool Regiment)27/11/1916 Age: 38 H. 1.
ASHWELL LEONARD CHARLES
United Kingdom Acting Bombardier 3355Royal Field Artillery20/01/1916 Age: 18 U. 4.
AXTELL WILLIAM WENTWORTH
United Kingdom Private 1421Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 Age: 24 E. 7.
BAKER ARCHIBALD JOHN
United Kingdom Private 1375Seaforth Highlanders21/04/1916 Age: 17 D. 2.
BARSBY JOHN ERNEST
United Kingdom Private 10401Leicestershire Regiment10/09/1915 Age: 20 S. 15.
United Kingdom Private 20504North Staffordshire Regiment14/10/1916 K. 1.
BEECHEY A E
United Kingdom Private 11507Leicestershire Regiment19/12/1915 S. 6.
BELL J T
United Kingdom Private 10644Leicestershire Regiment09/09/1915 S. 16.
BESTWICK C G E
United Kingdom Rifleman 226516Monmouthshire Regiment07/02/1917 C. 2.
United Kingdom Private 3/12950Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 Age: 36 B. 5.
BISHOP G A
United Kingdom Private 3/11575Leicestershire Regiment22/01/1916 S. 3.
BLANCHE WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS
United Kingdom Gunner 56687Royal Garrison Artillery25/04/1916 Age: 23 D. 3.
United Kingdom Corporal 15549Monmouthshire Regiment08/10/1916 Age: 22 K. 3.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/3926King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 20 H. 4.
BOTTOMLEY TOM COLLINS ESPAR
United Kingdom Company Serjeant Major 3165King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 33 G. 3.
United Kingdom Private 8/13025Leicestershire Regiment11/03/1916 S. 1.
United Kingdom Private 1412Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 E. 11.
United Kingdom Private 7/2569Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)25/01/1917 Age: 24 Q. 6.
United Kingdom Private 6133Royal Irish Fusiliers04/04/1916 Age: 28 C. 9.
BUCKINGHAM STANLEY GORDON
United Kingdom Pioneer 185936Royal Engineers29/12/1916 Age: 19 N. 1.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/4747King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 23 H. 3.
BURDETT F H
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 15327Leicestershire Regiment15/10/1915 G. 10.
United Kingdom Corporal 10415Seaforth Highlanders31/03/1916 Age: 30 C. 5.
United Kingdom Private 3385Royal Irish Fusiliers30/04/1916 D. 9.
CHINNERY HARRY BRODERICK
United Kingdom Lieutenant King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Sp. Mem.
United Kingdom Private 31674The King's (Liverpool Regiment)28/12/1916 M. 2.
United Kingdom Private 1464Royal Fusiliers02/05/1916 E. 13.
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 12338Leicestershire Regiment05/03/1916 U. 1.
COLEMAN JOHN SYDNEY
United Kingdom Serjeant 11520Leicestershire Regiment24/09/1915 Age: 22 S. 13.
United Kingdom Rifleman Y/1282King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 F. 3.
United Kingdom Private 1219South Staffordshire Regiment20/07/1916 Age: 40 G. 2.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/9126King's Royal Rifle Corps28/06/1916 Age: 34 H. 8.
COOKE C W
United Kingdom Private 10102Leicestershire Regiment10/12/1915 Age: 22 S. 7.
United Kingdom Private 12078Leicestershire Regiment27/11/1915 S. 9.
United Kingdom Private 11310Royal Irish Fusiliers30/04/1916 D. 10.
United Kingdom Lance Serjeant R/4286King's Royal Rifle Corps25/06/1916 Age: 22 F. 1.
United Kingdom Private 11163Leicestershire Regiment02/01/1916 S. 5.
CULHANE WILLIAM CLAHANE
United Kingdom Gunner 3673Royal Garrison Artillery28/06/1916 Age: 30 K. 8.
CURTIS FRANCIS JOSEPH
United Kingdom Private 35374The King's (Liverpool Regiment)10/12/1916 Age: 26 J. 1.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/3918King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Age: 23 F. 2.
United Kingdom Private 68Royal Fusiliers26/05/1916 Age: 29 E. 4.
DAVIS WILLIAM HOLDEN
United Kingdom Serjeant 9499South Staffordshire Regiment10/10/1916 Age: 29 K. 2.
DOLPHIN GEORGE HAROLD
United Kingdom Rifleman R/5038King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 F. 7.
United Kingdom Private 5622Royal Irish Fusiliers02/04/1916 Age: 32 C. 7.
United Kingdom 2nd Corporal 1096Royal Engineers17/09/1916 K. 6.
DREW G W H
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 5/6795Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)14/01/1917 Age: 20 N. 2.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/3575King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 J. 3.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/4653King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 20 H. 5.
ELMORE ARTHUR THOMAS
United Kingdom Private 10793Leicestershire Regiment02/12/1915 Age: 19 S. 8.
ETHERINGTON ALBERT JAMES
United Kingdom Rifleman R/9114King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Age: 20 F. 6.
EVERETT W W C
United Kingdom Corporal 30767Royal Garrison Artillery29/06/1916 K. 12.
FALCONBRIDGE HAROLD JOHN
United Kingdom Lance Corporal R/4721King's Royal Rifle Corps23/05/1916 Age: 22 D. 11.
United Kingdom Gunner 13245Royal Garrison Artillery28/06/1916 Age: 40 K. 9.
United Kingdom Private 11453Lancashire Fusiliers17/01/1917 Age: 33 C. 4.
FOSTER CHARLES HENRY
United Kingdom Private 7229Royal Fusiliers10/06/1916 Age: 18 H. 11.
GILES H W
United Kingdom Private 10451Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)28/08/1916 E. 1.
GOODMAN PERCY NATHANIEL
United Kingdom Captain Royal Fusiliers03/03/1916 Age: 45 C. 14.
United Kingdom Private 10696Royal Irish Fusiliers26/04/1916 D. 7.
United Kingdom Private 8/12715Leicestershire Regiment30/01/1916 Age: 21 S. 2.
GREEN A G
United Kingdom Sapper 43533Royal Engineers29/06/1916 Q. 1.
United Kingdom Corporal 17875Leicestershire Regiment15/09/1915 S. 14.
United Kingdom Gunner 65896Royal Garrison Artillery24/12/1916 L. 1.
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 3718Monmouthshire Regiment07/02/1917 Age: 32 C. 1.
HARDING C H
United Kingdom Driver 1126Royal Field Artillery14/10/1916 Age: 19 O. 1.
United Kingdom Private 8/13179Leicestershire Regiment22/01/1916 U. 3.
United Kingdom Private 17574Royal Irish Fusiliers30/04/1916 Age: 24 D. 8.
HESLOP DONALD ALEXANDER
United Kingdom Private 1348Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 Age: 32 E. 8.
United Kingdom Private 4429Lincolnshire Regiment22/08/1916 J. 5.
HOLLOME HAROLD GEORGE
United Kingdom Gunner ( Wheeler ) 119075Royal Garrison Artillery14/10/1916 Age: 35 L. 3.
HOMER CHARLES EDWARD
United Kingdom Private 10701Leicestershire Regiment26/02/1916 Age: 25 B. 2.
HOPPERTON R E
United Kingdom Private 30536Yorkshire Regiment13/11/1916 L. 5.
United Kingdom Gunner 41727Royal Garrison Artillery29/06/1916 Age: 20 K. 11.
United Kingdom 2nd Corporal 48792Royal Engineers29/06/1916 Age: 25 Q. 2.
JELLEY J R
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 7320Royal Fusiliers10/06/1916 Age: 23 H. 10.
United Kingdom Rifleman 4941Monmouthshire Regiment25/09/1916 Age: 22 G. 1.
United Kingdom Fitter 37987Royal Field Artillery04/04/1916 Age: 29 C. 8.
JONES A H
United Kingdom Private 27378The King's (Liverpool Regiment)03/01/1917 P. 1.
United Kingdom Private 11591Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 B. 7.
United Kingdom Private 9495Royal Irish Fusiliers01/05/1916 Age: 28 F. 9.
LAKE H F
United Kingdom Private 26560Bedfordshire Regiment24/11/1916 L. 4.
LANE R A F
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 14062Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 Age: 20 B. 1.
United Kingdom Private 16654Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)30/03/1916 C. 6.
United Kingdom Private 10280Leicestershire Regiment16/02/1916 B. 4.
United Kingdom Private 9768Royal Irish Fusiliers06/04/1916 C. 10.
LOYNS ALBERT VICTOR
United Kingdom Corporal R/3889King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 24 H. 9.
United Kingdom Private 2193North Staffordshire Regiment04/08/1916 Age: 17 A. 1.
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 3/7192Seaforth Highlanders21/04/1916 Age: 20 D. 1.
United Kingdom Private 466Royal Fusiliers28/05/1916 E. 3.
United Kingdom Private 10419Leicestershire Regiment18/12/1915 U. 7.
United Kingdom Private 10183Leicestershire Regiment08/10/1915 Age: 20 S. 11.
United Kingdom Private 14991Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 B. 8.
McCARROLL PETER WATSON
United Kingdom Private DM2/155464Army Service Corps07/09/1916 Age: 24 J. 7.
McCARTNEY W J
United Kingdom Private 8101Royal Irish Fusiliers26/04/1916 D. 6.
United Kingdom Private 11762Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 Age: 20 B. 9.
MIRFIN A H
United Kingdom Private 5/17473Leicestershire Regiment06/01/1916 U. 5.
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 22005South Lancashire Regiment14/12/1916 L. 2.
United Kingdom Private 16901North Staffordshire Regiment08/06/1916 Age: 32 G. 6.
MUDDEMAN JOHN STANLEY
United Kingdom Corporal 12711Leicestershire Regiment12/10/1915 Age: 18 U. 11.
NAYLOR J W
United Kingdom Private 12171Leicestershire Regiment06/12/1915 U. 8.
United Kingdom Private 18796Royal Irish Fusiliers25/04/1916 D. 5.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/4433King's Royal Rifle Corps30/06/1916 H. 7.
United Kingdom Corporal 45191Royal Garrison Artillery15/04/1916 C. 11.
United Kingdom Private 12933Leicestershire Regiment20/12/1916 Age: 19 U. 6.
OSBORNE FRANCIS RAYWOOD
United Kingdom Serjeant 781Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 Age: 26 E. 6.
PATERSON N K
United Kingdom Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery29/06/1916 G. 4.
PAYNE ALBERT EDWARD
United Kingdom Bombardier 1548Royal Field Artillery11/10/1915 Age: 25 R. 4.
United Kingdom Private 1084Royal Fusiliers02/07/1916 K. 7.
PRIEST LESLIE GORDON
United Kingdom Private 205Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 Age: 23 E. 9.
United Kingdom Rifleman 15687Monmouthshire Regiment07/02/1917 C. 3.
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 12869Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 Age: 21 B. 12.
United Kingdom Private 29640Lancashire Fusiliers17/01/1917 Age: 23 B. 1.
ROSE ALBERT SAMUEL
United Kingdom Private Stk/216Royal Fusiliers26/05/1916 Age: 20 E. 5.
United Kingdom Rifleman Y/983King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Age: 22 F. 5.
United Kingdom Private 76790Royal Army Medical Corps29/12/1916 P. 2.
United Kingdom Private 16131Leicestershire Regiment06/02/1916 Age: 24 U. 2.
SELBY W J
United Kingdom Serjeant 8708South Staffordshire Regiment08/10/1916 Age: 34 K. 5.
United Kingdom Private 11238Leicestershire Regiment31/10/1915 U. 9.
United Kingdom Driver 66755Royal Field Artillery26/09/1915 R. 3.
SIMONDS CHARLES FRANCIS
United Kingdom Major King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 Age: 38 G. 5.
SLEATH THOMAS SYDNEY
United Kingdom Corporal R/3828King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Age: 22 F. 8.
United Kingdom Pioneer 192820Royal Engineers26/12/1916 M. 1.
United Kingdom Private 16253Leicestershire Regiment19/01/1916 S. 4.
SPARKES WALTER JOHN
United Kingdom Private 5677South Staffordshire Regiment10/09/1916 Age: 29 J. 2.
United Kingdom Private 12029Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 Age: 22 B. 10.
United Kingdom Private 8268South Staffordshire Regiment05/08/1916 Age: 22 H. 2.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/4518King's Royal Rifle Corps04/06/1916 Age: 29 G. 7.
United Kingdom Serjeant R/3884King's Royal Rifle Corps28/05/1916 Age: 23 F. 4.
United Kingdom Gunner 60679Royal Garrison Artillery25/04/1916 Age: 30 C. 13.
WALL CHARLES ROLAND
United Kingdom Lance Corporal 10634Leicestershire Regiment02/10/1915 Age: 29 S. 12.
United Kingdom Gunner 18399Royal Garrison Artillery25/04/1916 Age: 36 C. 12.
United Kingdom Gunner 50034Royal Garrison Artillery25/04/1916 D. 4.
United Kingdom Rifleman R/4461King's Royal Rifle Corps29/06/1916 H. 6.
WIDDOWS HENRY ALFRED
United Kingdom Private 11830Leicestershire Regiment30/10/1915 Age: 19 U. 10.
WILLEY ARTHUR CLAUDE
United Kingdom Private 1912Royal Fusiliers08/06/1916 Age: 24 E. 2.
WOOD J H
United Kingdom Private 13198Leicestershire Regiment03/02/1916 B. 6.
United Kingdom Private 651South Staffordshire Regiment08/10/1916 K. 4.
United Kingdom Private 615746Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)22/01/1917 Q. 4.
YEO JOHN JAMES
United Kingdom Private 1424Royal Fusiliers03/05/1916 Age: 23 E. 12.
YOUNG GEORGE KNIGHT
United Kingdom Private 293Royal Fusiliers04/05/1916 Age: 21 E. 10.
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