IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

LA CLYTTE Cemetery (De Klijte) (West Vlaanderen Belgium)


Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte Henry Dietz 27/07/1918
Born 1883 at Wigan, Lancashire,
Son of Lena Dietz (born in Germany).
Obituary in 1918 paper The Observer reads:
Pte Harry [typographical error] Dietz of the
Lancs Fus.. has been killed in action in France.
He was a trusted employee of Coop and Co..
of Wigan, for 22 years. Formerly he was a
popular member of the Church Lads Brigade,
All Saints’ Wigan, and the news of his demise
will be received with sorrow by his many
friends, his officer writing to his mother says
he was a splendid soldier, and very popular in
his regiment.
For Stephen Hill (U.K.)
Cpt Talbert Stevenson 14/11/1917
He was born 03/05/1895
For Avalon Eastman
Oundle School Roll of Honour
Wheeler Sjt Cornelius Bailey 26/11/1915 aged 29
Pte Thomas Myers 08/05/1918 aged 31
He was son of William Myers, of 46, Lorn St., Hulme, Manchester, and the late Elizabeth Myers.
Thomas is one of these men of the 16th Bn Manchester Rgt (here while a training camp in Manchester).
Ten others men on this photo also died during the war.
Left, the the family headstone in Manchester who commemorates Thomas.
for his great great nephew Roy Boarman
Cpl Charles Henry Brown 29/04/1918 aged 20
Charles at the time of the outbreak of war was an apprentice dispenser at Boots Chemist in London.
He joined the Royal Military Medical Corps Sanitary Section and was eventually sent to Egypt and then, without any leave, to the Western Front.
In 1918 he decided to apply for an officer commission but before he could go to the UK for training, he had to spend one month in a combat corps.
On the last day of that month, volunteers were called for a particular job nearby Rattekot on the French-Belgian border.
He volunteered and was killed outright.
for his great nephew Peter Jewitt (Melbourne, Australia)

844 casualties

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