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IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

pierre.vandervelden@pi.be

SAINT- QUENTIN CABARET Military Cemetery (Ploegsteert)(Hainaut Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

 

Photo Courtesy Barry & Alison Caruth (Northern Ireland)
Rfm James McCullough 17/07/1917 aged 22
for Barry and Alison Caruth (Nothern Ireland)
Pte Charles Trevyllian Constant KIA at 3:PM 03/03/1916
Charles, son of William Israel and Harriet Constant of Wardsville, Ontario Canada was born at Dartford, England 12/08/1893 and was former farmer and enlisted 21/01/1915. Charles was a Home Child sent to Canda in 1906 by Dr. Bernardos Home.
For his great niece Alinda Morrison, Guelph Ontario Canada.
L/Cpl Willis Elwin Adcock 15/11/1915 aged 25
for his great nephew Michael Sharpe and family
StQuentinCabaret BarrattE1
Pte Ewart Barratt 27/05/1915 aged 16
He was the youngest soldier from the Staffordshire Territorial bns to die during their tour of duty in part of the Wulverghem sector known as "Hellfire Corner".
He had joined the 1/6th South Staffords at Wolverhampton shortly before the outbreak of the war.
This Bn was on a 4 day rotation with the regular soldiers of the 5th South Staffordshire Regiment, but on the day before they were due to be relieved, Ewart was shot by a sniper.
for his his nephew named after him, Ewart Barratt, great nephew Colin Barratt and family
Pte James Scanlon 08/05/1917
for his great niece Terri Maine (Western Australia, Aus.)
Photograph Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 31-S1003
Pte John J. Dolphin 22/04/1917 aged 39
for his great grandson John Kenneth Dolphin
Rfm William McKittrick 14/02/1917
He was born in Newtownards, Co. Down Northern Ireland where he is commemorated on the War Memorial
He was survived by his wife Jane and his son Robert who was born on 24/08/1913.
They lived in Church Street, Newtownards.
William was labourer and Jane "Jennie" worked in a local factory.
He enlisted in 06/1915 and sent overseas in 10/1916.
His commanding Officer, Capt George Apperson wrote to Jennie:
"Dear Mrs McKittrick, I have a very sad duty to perform uin writing to you about the death of your husband, Rfm W. McKittrick, who was killed in action on 14/02.
He was a splendid soldier and one of the most useful men in the Company.
No matter how hard things were he never grumbled, and always did more than his share of the work.
We buried him in the military cemetery, just behind the trenches, beside some of his comrades. We are having a cross made for his grave and it will be well cared for.
You should be very, very proud of your husband, who had given his life for his King and Country and for the safety of the people at home.
With deeply simpathy from the Officers, NCOs and men of "A" Company."
Rev Robert Kelso, a Presbyterian chaplain with the Ulster Division wrote to Jennie:
"Dear Mrs McKittrick, Will you please accept my sincerest sympathy of the loss of your husband killed in action during the past week.
He was a good soldier and a loyal comrade, and I can assure you that his death is much deplored by all the officers and men.
To you the lost will be most severe, and I can understand something of your feelings, but you will find some comfort and satisfactiobn in that he died like a true man and gave his life for his King and Country.
The memory of what he did, how nobly he responded to the call of country, and how splendidly he fought a good fight till the end. The memory of this will surely add a touch of pride and joy to your sorrow, and you can thank God that he proved himself a real man and that in the day of need he was not found among thye slakers.
My sincere prayer is that God may sustain and comfort you, and may he enable you to think of your brave husband as "still on active service" with that great company who have passed over and are always before the Throne of God."
Jennie's father, Sgt John Johnson served in the same Rgt as William.
William's son, Robert had six children.
for his grandson Harold McKittrick and family
Rfm William Henry Davidson 11/12/1916 aged 25
Lt Herbert Alfred Christie 02/06/1917 aged 29
Herbert was the youngest of 7 children and was unmarried.
His father Walter Christie served with the Wanganui Yeomanry and the Armed constabulary in the New Zealand Wars in the 1860’s and received the Imperial Service Order for long service as a reservist with NZ Government Forces until his late 60’s.
Herbert’s mother’s family ( Eliza Christie ( nee McKain)) were among New Zealand’s earliest settlers from UK in 1841.
for his great nephew Stuart Christie

 

454 casualties

 

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