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IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

pierre.vandervelden@pi.be

BETHUNE TOWN Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte Charles Standish 16/09/1916
On the fifteenth of September 1916 a raiding party under 2nd Lt. G. Smailes and 2nd Lt. P Fisher left the front line with the object of blowing up a portion of the enemy's wire and entering the enemy trench at a previously selected point. Unfortunately they did not succeed in their objective. In the retirement over the lip of the crater Private Charles Standish was hit in the head by a rifle bullet. Much difficulty was experienced in getting this man into their trench and it wasn't until about 1:30 am on the morning of the 16th September, 1916 that the whole party was able to regain their own trench. The courage of 2nd Lt. Fisher and Sgt. Mellor in getting Private Standish into the trench was admirable.
Charles Standish is remembered with honour by his family.
Sjt Charles James Cadwallader DoW 1894 - 18/05/1916
Charles, son of Charles C. and Martha E? Cadwallader, was from Bootle Liverpool, he joigned the colours at the outbreak of war. Going out to the front about 10/1915.
His cousin James Cadwallader is buried in Ste Emlilie Valley.
for Allison Cadwallader and family
Lt Charles Francis Woodward 20/05/1915 aged 20
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen 
Pte Arthur Neville Stokes 05/05/1915
Although serving in the South Staffordshire Rgt, Arthur was posted to the 170th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers.
It would appear that he was mortally wounded in his side by a piece of shrapnel on Sunday 02/05/1915.
His Commanding Officer wrote that:
“he was not in the front line when wounded but was just leaving his billet when a shell burst nearby and wounded him in the side.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Dvr Robert S. Haywood 09/04/1916
Robert was the son of Robert and Susannah Haywood of Grove Cottages, Ogley Lane, Brownhills.
He was drafted to France on Monday 06/12/1915 and mort6ally wounded during Saturday 08/04/1916.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Joseph Hateley 20/05/1915
Joseph was a married man with 5 children residing at 24, Chapel Street, off Day Street, Wisemore.
He was drafted to France on Thursday 17/12/1914 and mortally wounded on Sunday 16/05/1915 during an attack on enemy trenches near Rue de Cailloux.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Peter Coyne 19/05/1915
Peter was a married man with 3 children 11, Francis Street, Walsall.
He served during the Boer War and was drafted to France on Thursday 17/12/1914 being mortally wounded during an attack on Coeur d’Avouene Farm, near Richebourg during the Battle of Festubert.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Sjt Joseph Bunce 16/05/1915
Joseph was born in West Bromwich, the son of William and Phoebe Bunce of 258, Wednesbury Road, Walsall.
He enlisted in the Army at Walsall and saw service in India and South Africa where, during the Boer War, he was wounded in the head.
Joseph was mortally wounded during the Battle of Festubert.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
L/Cpl John Henry Willett 18/10/1915
John was the son of John Henry and Amy Jane Willett of 45, Blakenall Lane, Leamore.
His father was a Police Sergeant in the Walsall Borough Police.
Prior to enlisting in the Army at Stafford in 08/1914, John was employed at a gentleman’s outfitters shop in Wolverhampton.
He trained in London and was drafted to France on Monday 26/07/1915.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Cpl William Edwin Vincent 19/05/1915
Corporal England wrote to the family:
“He was severely wounded in action, having both his right arm and leg shattered. We did our utmost to get him away as quickly as possible from the battlefield and tried to make him comfortable.
But the shock was too much for him, and I am afraid, he died in hospital.
I was with him directly after he was hit and he asked me to write to you.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte George Shepherd 17/06/1916
George was a married man with two children residing at 16, Dudley Street, Walsall.
He enlisted in the Army at Walsall on Monday 01/02/1915 and had only been in France two weeks when mortally wounded.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
L/Cpl James Large 09/09/1916
for Jeff Keenan
Pte Sidney Taylor 28/05/1917 aged 23
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
2nd/Lt Hugh Cecil Moxon 19/07/1917 aged 20
for Tony Pringle and the people of Newmarket
Pte Edward Hughes 11/04/1916 aged 28
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen

3010 casialties

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