IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

EPEHY WOOD FARM Cemetery (Somme France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte J. Rose DCM 10/09/1918
sitting on the right, with a comrade
for his Great Great Nephew David Price
Please Could you tell us who is his comrade ?
Pte Alfred Wood 13/03/1918
(His remains lie in the field beyond the headstone)
For his Great Niece Jeanette Essex
Pte Albert Herbert Robert Barnes 26/01/1898 - 18/09/1918
for Mike Barnes
Pte Joseph Harold Clewley 18/09/1918 aged 19
Joseph was the son of James Edward and Mary Ann Clewley of 102, Green Lane, Walsall.
Joseph enlisted in the Army on Wednesday 22/05/1918 and was drafted to France on Monday 01/07/1918.
He was killed during an attack, his bn having the objective of capturing the eastern edge of Guyencourt, the high ground beyond, the eastern outskirts of Epéhy and the railway east of Peiziere.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Grantham 08/09/1918
He was a native of Norton Canes born to William and Emma Jane Grantham of Green Lane, Norton Canes.
His father was a coal miner by trade.
William was killed whilst his bn were making attacks on Epéhy.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Norton Canes
2nd/Lt Charles Roy McAndrew 21/09/1918 aged 26
Charles was born in Sparkhill, Birmingham and was employed in the Metropolitan Bank, Bridge Street, Walsall.
On Saturday 25/08/1917 Charles took a commission in the Warwickshire Yeomanry being drafted to Egypt and Palestine, later transferring to the Machine Gun Corps.
He was killed by shellfire whilst leading his section to new positions near Epéhy.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Thomas Naughton 08/09/1918
Thomas was born to William and Kate Naughton of New Street, Walsall Wood.
He was killed whilst his bn were making attacks on Epéhy.
On Friday 06/09/1918 his bn were bussed to Moislains from whence they marched to Nurlu Wood, arriving in position at 5am the following morning, relieving the 24th Bn, London Rgt.
At 7.30am on the morning of his death his bn made an attack on Epéhy but met strong machine gun opposition.
The bn ended the day south west of the village, being relieved on the night of Monday 09/09/1918.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall Wood
Pte George Hart 18/09/1918 aged 19
George was the son of George and Mary Hart of 58, Regent Street, Walsall.
He was killed during an attack on Epéhy.
At 5.20am on the day of his death his bn advanced in two waves.
Casualties were immediately taken due to machine gun fire from isolated posts.
Notwithstanding this the bn pushed on and cleared the village seizing Vaughan’s Bank on the far side.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Lt George B. Hornby Plant MC 1898 - 18/09/1918
for his niece Judith Daft nee Bridger

762 casualties

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