IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
CAMON Communal Cemetery (Somme France)
|W. Brearey - Unknown - N. Evans - B. Weston - R. J. Lewis - A. MacDonald - S. J. Stewart - A. S. Upward - H. C. Manton - N. M. Wishart - H. L. Watson|
|W. H. Titterton - V. A. B. Cranwill - J. W. Redding - G. P. P. Kurten|
|J. W. Robinson - C. Scholey - E. Parkins|
|C. L. James - D. T. Penry - A. N. Dixon - C. G. Bamford - T. C. Robertson - J. F. Fletcher|
Pierre Peter Kurten 24/04/1918 aged 29
Born in 1889, the son of R. Kurten, Beverley Lodge, 149 Brigstock Road, Thornton Heath.
Educated at Whitgift Grammar School from 1898 to 1907 (played on XV and VIII and was a member of the Cadet Corps; Editor of the Magazine; Captain of the School)
Received an Open Scholarship to Pembroke School, Oxford; BA with 1st Class Honours.
1st Class Honours from King’s College, London in 1911
Before the war he was Private Secretary to Sir Mathew Nathan, Under Secretary of State for Ireland.
Commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant, ASC in February, 1916
Transferred to the RGA in September 1916
Appointed as an Acting Captain in April 1917 and as an Acting Major in August 1917
Officer Commanding, 291st Siege Battery, RGA
Fought as Messines, Ypres, Passchendaele and on the Somme.
Killed by shell fire at Villers Bretonneux on the Somme on 24 April 1918
Twice mentioned in despatches
His brigade commander wrote: “He was a born leader and organizer, and perfectly fearless in the execution of his duty.”
( Thanks to Dick Flory for the information)
|Major Kurten and officers of 291 Siege
Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
L. to R., top: Watson - Ayton - Johnson - Batten
Middle: Wood - Kurten - Parton - Mills
Bottom: Pascoe - Coni
|The place near Villers Bretonneux where
Major Kurten was killed. (1 on the photo)
Photo John Alan Watson (in 1929), John was present (3 on the left of the photo).
For Phil Watson, Grandson of John Alan.
|The photos and
the text about Major Kurten are not free of copyright .
They are property of Mr Phil Watson and can not be used for any usage.
The webmaster thanks Mr Watson for his permission to use them.
|W/O Samuel John "Jack" Stewart
02/05/1918 aged 21
He was born in Gympie, Queensland, Australia, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Glasgow Stewart.
His father, Charles Stewart, was a native of Granny, Kilcronaghan, Co. Derry, Ireland, who had emigrated to the Queensland gold fields in the 1860s.
Jack's first cousin, Raymond J. Stewart (1893-1959), born, lived and died in NYC, served in France during WWI.
This photograph was sent by Jack's father to his brother, Thomas P. Stewart.
for Edward Stewart, great grandson of Thomas Stewart
BAMFORD CHARLES GLENDINNING
United Kingdom Sergeant (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force 49 Sqdn. Age: 19 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 575897
United Kingdom Private Devonshire Regiment 13th Bn. Secondary Labour Corps Secondary transf. to (104480) 743rd Area Employment Coy. Date of Death: 04/07/1918 Service No: 49473
CRANWILL VALENTINE ARTHUR BUTLER
United Kingdom Captain East Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 24/04/1918
DIXON ALAN NORRIS
United Kingdom Flight Sergeant (Nav.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. Age: 22 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 1254892
Australian Private Australian Army Medical Corps 3rd Gen. Hosp. Date of Death: 13/06/1918 Service No: 5374
FLETCHER JAMES FREDERICK
United Kingdom Sergeant (Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 1579349
JAMES CHARLES LAWRENCE
United Kingdom Sergeant (Bomb Aimer) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 1452712
KURTEN GASTON PIERRE PETER
United Kingdom Major Royal Garrison Artillery 291st Siege Bty. Age: 29 Date of Death: 24/04/1918
LEWIS RAYMOND JOSEPH
Australian Driver Australian Machine Gun Corps 4th Bn. Date of Death: 04/05/1918 Service No: 5125
Australian Private Australian Army Ordnance Corps Age: 33 Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 4297
MANTON HAROLD CHADES
Australian Corporal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Age: 32 Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 9319
United Kingdom Private 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars Age: 41 Date of Death: 11/08/1918 Service No: 47150
PENRY DAVID TREVOR
United Kingdom Sergeant (Pilot) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 1385187
REDDING JOHN WILLS
United Kingdom Second Lieutenant East Lancashire Regiment 7th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 24/04/1918
ROBERTSON THOMAS CHARLES
United Kingdom Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 49 Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 17/04/1943 Service No: 1379852
ROBINSON JOHN WILLIAM
United Kingdom Serjeant Major Royal Army Medical Corps 9th Cav. Field Amb Age: 38 Date of Death: 11/08/1918 Service No: 16216
United Kingdom Private 15th (The King's) Hussars Date of Death: 11/08/1918 Service No: 8971
STEWART SAMUEL JOHN
Australian Warrant Officer Australian Army Ordnance Corps Age: 21 Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 1927
TITTERTON WILLIAM HUGH
United Kingdom Private Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport Secondary Royal Engineers Secondary attd. 216th Army Troops Coy. Age: 31 Date of Death: 21/04/1918 Service No: DM2/230519
UPWARD ARTHUR STANLEY
Australian Sergeant Australian Army Ordnance Corps Age: 33 Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 6849
WATSON H L
Australian Sub-Conductor Australian Army Ordnance Corps Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 19802
United Kingdom Pioneer Royal Engineers Secondary Labour Corps Secondary transf. to (346058) 1st Coy. Age: 36 Date of Death: 30/05/1918 Service No: 128628
WISHART NORMAN MCLEOD
Australian Corporal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Age: 29 Date of Death: 02/05/1918 Service No: 740
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