IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BIENVILLERS Military Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties


Photos Courtesy Jim Corkery (UK)
Pte Albert George Raven 26/09/1915 aged 21
for Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse UK)
Cpl Herbert Pearson 23/06/1918 aged 24
His brother, Cpl Francis Henry Pearson 04/11/1918 is buried in Highland Cemetery (Le Cateau)
For his nephew Robert Calder
Pte Richard Page 01/08/1918
Richard was the son of William and Elizabeth Page of Paddock Lane, Aldridge.
He is recorded as having ‘died’ which suggests an illness, most probably the flu.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Daniel Harold Jenkins 27/05/1918 aged 30
He is also commemorated on the War Memorial at Ellesmere College, Shropshire, UK, where he was a pupil from 1902-1903.
for John Harvey
Spr Edgar Partridge Hewitt 05/05/1916 aged 19
for his great nephew David Donoghue
Pte Thomas Henry Taylor 1899 - 27/06/1916
for his great grand nephew Neville Slater
Pte Anarawd Rhydwen 03/05/1918 aged 27
Anarawad Rhydwen (Parry) born in Blaenau Ffestiniog in 1891, the second eldest child of Joseph Rhydwen Parry and Anne Parry.
His siblings were Caradog Rydwen Parry born in 1889, and Glyn Rhydwen Parry born in 1893.
His father was a an Independent Minister, and they live at 7 The Chapel House, Manod Road, Blaenau Ffestiniog as stated in the 1891 census. Anarawad was listed as aged 3 months.
Anarawad, married in the first quarter of 1910 to Annie Elizabeth Williams, and they lived at 4 Idris Villas, Towyn, Merionethshire.
His wife remained a widow until here death in Lancashire in 1958, and they had one child before his death Ranvl Rhydwen who was born between 1910-1917.
Anarawad service number is 3665, and would be amongst the first several hundred who would have joined the newly formed Regiment, aptly name the "Welsh Guards" in 1914.
for Tracy Evans (ex Welsh Guards)
Sgt Edward Kibble 02/05/1918 aged 23
Edward was the son of James and Harriett Kibble of Woodbine Cottages, Brownhills Road, Norton Canes and later of Hednesford Road, Norton Canes.
His father being a coal miner.
He served as a Police Constable in the Staffordshire Constabulary stationed at Darlaston and was drafted to France on 26/06/1915.
Wounded in the head by shellfire, Edward succumbed to his injuries in hospital at Bienvillers.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Darlaston
Pnr Thomas John Britt 14/07/1916 aged 40
A married man with 2 children residing at The Rock, Whittington and employed as a farm labourer.
Mobilised at the outbreak of war, he was killed by shellfire.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Whittington


1 196 casualties

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