IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

CAMBRIN Military Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte John Terence Gilgannon 18/11/1917 aged 20
For John L. Gilgannon and Family
Sjt Samuel James Watkins 20/07/1918
Extract of the Rgt diary of that day: Lieut. Colonel C.A.S. Carleton returns to assume command of the Battalion. Carry out a little training. Most men are employed on work. An unlucky shell kills 3 and wounds 4 other ranks.
For his grandson Colin Long
Pte Thomas Grimmett 21/01/1916
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Pybus William Hamilton 22/03/1918
Pybus was born in East Harley near Northallerton, on 01/05/1891, the eldest son of Thomas Adamson Hamilton of Hesley Hall Farm, Tickhill by his wife Jane Elizabeth, daughter of the late John Robinson of Swainby Grove in Bedale, North Yorkshire.
He was educated at Elwick Hall school and at West Hartlepool. He assisted his father on the farm prior to joining the Sherwood Foresters (Yeomanry) on 04/01/1915 – before transferring to the 1st/5th Battalion. He served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from 19/12/1917 until he was killed in action on 22/03/1918, at, or near La Bassee, Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, during a heavy bombardment.
His Commanding Officer wrote: “His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him, as he was one who was distinguished for his ready cheerfulness and unselfish devotion to duty under difficult circumstances”
For John Cowie
Spr Harry Jee KiA 20/08/1915
Harry served in The Coldstream Guards before to be transefered in the Royal engineers.
He was sent in France 23/12/1914
for his great grandsons Nigel and Kevin Jee
2nd/Lt William Draycott Wood 29/06/1915
William was the son of John Thomas and Mary Wood of Fieldgate Terrace, Walsall.
A regular soldier, he joined the ranks during 1897, and served throughout the Boer War.
He was engaged as a recruiting Sergeant at West Bromwich when war broke out, at that time residing at 36, King Street, Palfrey with his wife.
The War Diary records his death:
“29 June 1915 - Battalion holding same line. Second Lieutenant W. Draycott Wood was killed by a sniper whilst throwing bombs into a crater in front of our lines at about 3am.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte John Ferguson Reynolds 24/11/1915
John was a single man, the son of Henry and Sarah Ann Reynolds, at Vigo Road, Walsall Wood, his father being a coal miner.
At the time of his enlistment he was employed at the Walsall Wood Colliery and was drafted to France on Saturday 02/10/1915.
He was killed while in trenches near Cambrin, south of the La Bassée Canal.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Percy James Palmer Fellows 07/1899 - 13/10/1918
Son of Jesse and Elizabeth Fellows, he was born in Three Oaks, Sussex, England and lived in Guestling, Sussex, England, were he was labourer.
Serving as Lewis Gunner, he fought at Bapaume, Épehy, during the advance in Flanders, and during the final advance in Artois.
He died of wounds in the 54 Casualty Clearing Station.
for Jamie Hall


815 casualties


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