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IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

pierre.vandervelden@pi.be

EUSTON ROAD Cemetery (Colincamps) (Somme France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

The cemetery around 1920
The site of John Copse before it was moved to Euston Road Cemetery
Photos Courtesy Steve Morse (UK)  http://www.ypressalient.co.uk/
S/Lt Albert Charles Fricker 27/02/1917 aged 23
Sjt John Gideon Jamieson 30/03/1918 aged 31
Pte Willie Whitaker 01/07/1916 aged 18
Pte Thomas Fletcher 21/02/1880 - 29/08/1916
He was the son of Francis and Elizabeth Fletcher, and was born in Dukinfield, Cheshire.
Thomas was married to Alice Maude Emma Fletcher, and he had three daughters, Helen, Harriet and Elizabeth, and a son, Frank.
He lived at 96 Glodwick Road, Oldham, Lancashire, and worked as a cotton spinner.
for his great grandson Scott Richardson
Pte Frederick Lester 16/01/1917 aged 22
A single man, native of Bloxwich, Frederick was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Lester of 11, Sandbank, Bloxwich.
A bobber by trade, he enlisted at Walsall in 04/1916 and was drafted to France in 11/1916.
Frederick was killed by a fragment of shell which burst close by him while he was carrying rations near Colincamps.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Charles Forrester 17/09/1916
Charles was the son of Charles and Elizabeth Forrester of 12, Old Birchills, Walsall, his father being a railway and later a farm labourer.
He enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 11/1915 and was to serve for 5 months at the front before being mortally wounded.
Charles was probably wounded whilst serving at Auchonvillers and died of his wounds at Colincamps.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Richard Wollaston 21/08/1916
Richard was a married man residing at 11 Court, Green Lane, Walsall with his wife and child.
Prior to enlisting in the Army at Walsall in 02/1915, Richard was employed as a caster at J. Birch and Sons Limited, Brook Street, Walsall.
He was drafted to France in 01/1916 and was killed by a fragment of shell that hit him in the back.
He did not die immediately but never regained consciousness.
At this time his bn were in front lines in the Serre sector, north of Albert, having taken over possession from the 2nd Bn, Coldstream Guards during the afternoon of Sunday 20/08/1916.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Wells 17/09/1916
William was the son of Charles and Louisa Wells of 67, Reedswood Lane, Walsall.
He was a married man with three children residing with his parents.
Enlisting in the Army during 04/1916, William was killed after only two months active service.
At the time of his death his bn were in trenches at Serre having taken over responsibility for the trenches from 13th Bn, Essex Rgt on Wednesday 13/09/1916.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Dvr Henry Swinnerton 01/09/1916 aged 19
Henry was a caster’s help by trade residing at 1, Ann Street, Ryecroft with his parents.
Enlisting in the Army at Darlaston in 03/1915, Henry was drafted to France on Friday 08/10/1915 and was killed whilst in trenches in the Colincamps area during the Somme battles.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall

 

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