IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

GWALIA Cemetery (Poperinge) (West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Cpl William Fred West 27/04/1918
for his granddaughters Sally & Judy West
Act Bmb George William Henry Salmon 29/07/1917
George was born 1892 in Bedminster, Bristol.
He worked there as a Grocer's shop assistant.
He is here with his wife Catherine and his son Thomas David (1915 - 2004)
Pte William Paterson KIA 26/09/1918 aged 23
His brother Pte Thomas Paterson died on 26/08/1918 aged 19 and is buried in
Vaulx Hill Cemetery (Pas de Calais)
Gnr Edward James Luxford KIA 08/05/1918 aged 43
Here with his wife Elizabeth, at Southend-on-Sea n 1916 before he left Tilbury for France and Belgium.
for his grandson Stephen wood
and the people of Hartfield, Colmans Hatch and Forest Row
Pte John Robert "Robb" Woods 21/11/1895 - 31/05/1918
Robb enlisted into Machine Gun Corps 14/09/1914.
He was born in Aughnaskew Maguiresbridge Co Fermanagh, son of William and Margaret Jane Woods.
For Tony and Linda (his great niece) Watson
2nd/Lt Roper Henry Whitrod 28/05/1918 aged 28
He joined the Coldstream Guards aged 14 as a boy soldier, enlisting at Stratford on 30/01/1905 and started at Aldershot on 31/01/1905.
Roper served in Egypt for 5 years and was promoted to Sgt on 25/02/1916.
He was in the BEF, landing in France on 12/08/1914.
He was granted a permanent commission in 1918 as a 2nd/Lt in the Kings (Liverpool Rgt) in the 4th Bn.
Their war diary shows him and other new officers arriving at Roebrouck camp on 14/05/1918.
Roper was next mentioned on 28/05/1918 when he was "killed on return journey by a shell, eight Or wounded". The diary entry for 29/05/1918 says " Lt R Whitrod was buried at 2.30pm in Gwalia military cemetery, near Poperinghe."
He left a wife who he married in 1915 called Minnie Whitrod and a little girl called Margaret, he also left his father Ramaiah, mother Eliza, brother Ramaiah Charles and three sisters, Rose, Maude and Florrie.
for his great niece Eugenie Whitrod-Brooks


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

IF You want a king size copy of this picture (300/900 ko - 2592/1944 pixels) please e-mail me.

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