IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) (Zillebeke) (West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Act/Bmd Alfred Andrews KIA 07/06/1917
Pte J. Porteous 27/03/1916 aged 20
Gnr Richard Storrow MM 1893 - 29/09/1918
Pte Thomas Tate 12/08/1916 aged 45
Born 08/06/1871 at Bramley, Leeds, England. Former, Thomas was barber.
Lt Philip Edward Sharples 07/06/1917
He was born 25/05/1896
For Avalon Eastman
Oundle School Roll of Honour
Rfm Charles Gladwinfield 22/05/1915 aged 21
Charles enlisted 31/08/1914, he arrived Ypres 02/1915 and served in several battles around Ypes including hill 60
for his great nephew Graeme Charles Gladwinfield
Pte William Charles Henry Dening 28/09/1916 aged 30
for his great nephew Jason Beare
Pte Hedley Jessop 28/09/1916
for Jason Beare
Pte James Howard Allan 13/06/1916 aged 28
James was KIA at Hill 60 .
James is at right. Left is his brother Tom Allan, who survived the war, the officer in the middle is unknown.
Their brother, Arthur John Allan is buried in Cerisy Gailly Military cemetery.
For their great nephew John Allan.
Also in memory of John's father, Captain John J. "Jack" Allan who served in the South Saskatcehwan Regiment Canadian 2nd Division during WW II. He was wounded at the Schipbeek Canal in Holland 07/04/1945.
Rfm James Polston 08/12/1916
for his niece Betty Morley
Rfm Jeremiah Down-Deasey 15/01/1917
for his grandson Malcolm Davis
Pte William Henry Finch 20/03/1916 aged 18
for his great nephew Trevor Harrison (Scotland)
Cpl (A/Sgt) Henry Harold Clift 11/09/1916
Pte George Frederick Homer 13/06/1917
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Cpl William Edward Faultless 02/01/1889 - 29/06/1916
William was born in Walsall to Charles and Sarah Jane Faultless of 95, Farringdon Street, Walsall, his father being employed as a pudler.
He was educated at Hillary Street School and at some stage emigrated to Canada where he took employment as a sheet metal worker.
William fell victim to a sniper’s bullet when shot in the head.
A report into his death recorded:
“While on sentry duty in front line trenches near Zillebeke at 7.45 am 29/06/1916 he was hit in the head and instantly killed by an enemy rifle bullet.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Arthur Barker 10/08/1917
Arthur was born in Walsall to George and Annie Barker of 22, Newland Street, Walsall.
He was a married man with a daughter, Irene, residing with his parents.
Arthur enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 07/1916 at which time he was employed by Oakley Limited of 14, Freer Street, Walsall.
Initially serving as 366065, Northamptonshire Cycle Bn, he later transferred to The Queen’s and was killed in a bn attack.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Capt Philip Cecil Wynter 20/04/1915 aged 35
He was a member of Surrey County Cricket Club in London and is listed on their war memorial.
for Philip Paine and the members of the Surrey CCC
Lt Albert Frederick Major 03/06/1916 aged 20
He died when leading a squad up to the German line in the battle to save the salient east of Zillebeke on Obervation Ridge.
Albert was leading a small contingent of men over Observatory Ridge to the German front line when he was killed.
According to the Field Notes for that day, he and his crew penetrated furthest of all, actually reaching the German Line.
for his great nephew Bruce Jones
Pte Arthur Bielby 14/02/1917 aged 34
Spr Frederick Ridgment 22/07/1917
His three brothers also served during the war, Richard (+ 30/11/1917 buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery), Edward and Charles who survived the war.
for his great nephew Eddie Ridgment
2nd/Lt Robert Wilson MM 30/06/1917 aged 26
More about Robert commemorated by Rob Price at
Gnr Albert Edward George Butterfield 07/06/1917
for his great nephew Tony Butt
Lt Francis Nathaniel Tarr 18/08/1915 aged 27
2nd Lt Willam Holmes Collinson 05/01/1916
for John Hall
Pte Alexander Ure 03/02/1916 aged 19
for Luc Dhaene (Deerlijk, Bel.)
Pte Herbert Norman Walker 16/01/1917 aged 27
He was employed at the Denby Iron Works before to enlist in 1915, he left a widow and one child living in Belper.
He was killed by a shell.
for Luc Dhaene (Deerlijk, Bel.)
L/Cpl William Robert Bulloch 05/09/1916 aged 19
William was an Iron Monger, he had previous service in the 41st Infantry Citizen Forces when he enlisted on the 27/07/1915.
Honour Roll:
"Bulloch. - In sad but loving memory of our dear son and brother, Lance/Cpl W. R. Bulloch, killed in action -September 5th, 1916 Aged 19, years.
He marched away so bravely,
His young head proudly held,
His footsteps never faltered.
His courage never failed.
His King and Country called him, the call was '' not in vain;
You will find our hero's name.
Inserted by his sorrowing father, mother, brothers and sisters."
for Kevin Sullivan

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