IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

MAROC British Cemetery (Grenay) (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Sjt Thomas Attenborough KIA 17/06/1917 aged 20
Pte Frederick George Davis 02/09/1915 aged 21
Son of Frederick and Eleanor Davis, of "Dehra Doon," Lyme Regis Rd., Banstead, Surrey.
His step brother Charles Edward Couchman died 26/09/1917 aged 36 and is buried in Coxide Military Cem.
for Lewis Wood
Banstead History Research Group
Pte Thomas Larkin 23/11/1894 - 14/07/1917
Thomas and his one sister, Elizabeth were orphaned around 1905.
He emigrated from Ireland to Canada in 1914, where he was former labourer and enlisted in the CEF inToronto, 12/04/1915.
Elizabeth went on to marry (Janes Smith) and have 14 children and 180+ grandchildren/greatgrandchildren.
For his grand nephew Raymond Donnelly (Armagh, Ireland) and the whole family
Rfm Frederick Jack Dale 01/07/1916
He was born in Tring, Hertfordshire to James and Rhoda Dale later of 89, Bentley Lane, Walsall, his father beingemployed as a drayman for an ale and stout bottling company.
Frederick was married to Edith Fowler at Wolverhampton in 1908 and then resided at 2, New Railway Street, Willenhall with her and their three children.
He was drafted to France on Friday 08/10/1915 and was once Mentioned in Despatches for his services.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Westwood 28/05/1917
William was a married man residing in Victoria Road, Pelsall with his wife and three children.
A coal miner, he enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 07/1915.
At the time of his death his bn was holding the line in the Loos sector.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Rfm William Morris 01/07/1916
William was born in Norton Canes, the eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Morris of 39, Cannon Street, Walsall.
Prior to the war William was employed in the warehouse of Shaw Limited, Marsh Street, Walsall and enlisted in the Army at Wolverhampton during 02/1915, being drafted to France on Wednesday 16/06/1915.
On Friday 30/06/1916 the bn made an unsuccessful attack on ‘the Triangle’ resulting in casualties of 5 officers killed and 6 wounded and 36 other ranks killed, 24 missing and 167 wounded.
Following this the survivors returned to billets at North Maroc and thence to Petits Sains.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Ernest Frank Scott 24/06/1917 aged 27
Ernest was the son of Alfred Walter and Ada Scott of 18, Charlotte Street, Walsall.
He was killed during the early hours of the day while in trenches south east of Bethune at Maroc.
An officer detailed what happened in a letter to the family:
“He was in the trenches with me on a working party, and we had completed the work and were moving off when we all came under very heavy shell fire.
I believe your son was killed instantaneously and suffered no pain.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Rfm Frederick George Fuller 25/09/1915 aged 21
for great great nephew Gary Fuller
2nd/Lt James Grenfell Gribben 11/06/1917
James was born in St. Agnes, Cornwall to Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Gribben of Wheat Rock, St. Agnes and later of Waterworks Cottages, Chesterfield Road, Lichfield, his father, who predeceased him in 1908, being employed as a stationary engine driver at the waterworks.
He received his commission in the 3/6th Bn, South Staffordshire Rgt on 10/01/1916.
Drafted to France in 05/1916, he was killed while his battalion was being relieved in the line at Cite St. Pierre when a rifle grenade exploded beside him.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Lichfield


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