IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BRUYELLE WW2 Cemetery (Hainaut Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Bruyelle War cemetery in 1946
Photo Courtesy Stuart Buchanan
Cpl James Archibald Patterson Matthew 22/05/1940 aged 29
for his daughter Mrs Freda T. Matthew (N.Z.)
L/Cpl Samuel Francis Roper 22/05/1940 aged 31
for his Great Niece Joanna Haycroft.
Marian and her daughter Lesley have always a think for Kenneth when they come in Bruyelle
Pte Kenneth William George Goss 21/05/1940
for his daughter Judith Buckley nee Goss (+ 08/2008) (South Africa) and his grandson Rhett Buckley (Aus.)
Pte Albert Ronaldson Pritchard 21/05/1940
Pte Samuel James Millington 23/05/1940
The legend is : "Lest we forget som. May God bless and keep you in his care.Fred, Ginny, Fred and Christine Skidmore"
The nieces of Sam, visit him. Barbara, her husband Howard, Margaret and good friend Robert.
Robert fought in WW2. His brother was killed at Cassino.
Cpt Michael Stuart Potts 21/05/1940 aged 29
Pte Maurice Stanley Dean 21/05/1940 aged 19
For his brother Peter Dean, sisters Doris Kingdom and Greta Bennett, and niece Julie Mears
P/O Christopher Charles Dolben Mackworth 14/05/1940 aged 21
The photos and the text about P/O Mackworth are not free of copyright .
They are property of Mr D. Van den Broucke and can not be used for any usage.

The webmaster thanks Mr Van den Broucke for his permission to use them.
Sgt Frank Hardy 21/05/1940 aged 30
Frank holding his daughter Valerie Hardy in 1940.
Valerie aged 7 visits his grave in 10/1946.
For his grandson (& Valerie's son) Stuart Buchanan
Pte Cecil Peter Mcquillan 22/05/1940 aged 21
for his niece Margaret Brown
Pte arthur Matthews 1910 - 22/05/1940
Arthur was born in the village of Totham, Essex, England, the sixth of seven children born to Charles and Hannah Matthews.
Charles was an agricultural labourer and, in about 1914, he moved his family back to Alpheton in Suffolk, and this was the village in which Arthur grew up.
Arthur was a long-serving professional soldier, joining the 1st Bn. The Suffolk Rgt, probably in the late-1920s. He served in India for a number of years prior to WW2.
for Derrick Baker and family


130 casualties.


IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.

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