IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
LESSINES New Communal Cemetery (Hainaut Belgium)
|L. to R.: J. E. Newland – A. E. Grigg – Unknown – J. J. Greig – E. J. Austin - D. W. B. Sewell – G. Ridgeon – F. Osborne|
|Photo Courtesy Robert Lestrade (Bel)|
|Cpl John Edward Newland 04/09/1944
John was motorcyclist, he was killed by a German grenade.
A commitmant opposed 250 Germans posted along the boulevard of Lessines, at crossing road of Wannebecq, to the local resistance (group G, AS IF and PA).
The British tanks were called in from the road Frasne and the road of l'Abattoir.
Equipped with an anti-aircraft gun, about 15 Germans, a resistant PA (Augustine FIERON) and John were killed.
This spot is not far of John's grave.
Information from Mr Christophe Vanderlinden
AUSTIN ERNEST JAMES
United Kingdom Private Cheshire Regiment 4th Bn Age: 22 Date of Death: 19/05/1940 Service No: 4125198 (4)
GREIG JAMES JACK
United Kingdom Private Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders 1st Bn. Age: 31 Date of Death: 18/05/1940 Service No: 2873759 (5)
GRIGG ALBERT EDWARD
United Kingdom Trooper Royal Armoured Corps 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Age: 26 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 320659 (7)
NEWLAND JOHN EDWARD
United Kingdom Corporal Dorsetshire Regiment 1st Bn. Age: 32 Date of Death: 04/09/1944 Service No: 5957889 (8)
United Kingdom Gunner Royal Artillery 53 (The Worcestershire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt. Age: 36 Date of Death: 18/05/1940 Service No: 786645 (1)
United Kingdom Trooper Royal Armoured Corps 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Age: 19 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 321797 (2)
SEWELL DAVID WILLIAM BERRE
United Kingdom Second Lieutenant Royal Armoured Corps 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards Age: 22 Date of Death: 19/05/1940 Service No: 95994
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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