IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
THIEPVAL Memorial (Somme France)
|Pte Gideon Corbett 24/04/1917 Aged 27||Pte James Driver 01/07/1916||Pte John George Glidewell 27/04/1917||Cy Sjt Mj Robert Lilliman 10/10/1916||Pte John Lloyd 26/09/1916 Aged 34||Pte Isaac Taylor 15/12/1916|
|Pte Robert Mapletoft 19/07/1916 Aged 27||Pte George Burgin 23/10/1916 Aged 21||Pte James Frederick Huskisson 01/07/1916||Pte Bennet Collier - Knight 14/07/1916||Rfl George Henry Radford 27/07/1916 Aged 23|
|Eleven men of Mansfield Woodhouse, for Anthony Bagshaw (U.K.) http://www.mansfieldwoodhouseww1.com/|
|Pte Fred Bulcock KIA 16/08/1916 aged 25||Pte Dennis Henry Mills 28/04/1917 aged 24||S/Lt Christopher Devonshire Pigott 26/08/1916 aged 24||Pte John Tinnion 01/07/1916|
|Pte William Thomas Bott,
of Little Harrowden, 14/07/1916
For Mr Simon Bull (Northamptonshire U. K.)
|Coy Sjt Mj Samuel Hill Covell
16/08/1916, aged 33.
Leaving a widow and 4 children.
|Pte James Sydney
Newman 13/11/1916 aged 20
Son of George Sidney and Ann Newman, of Laxton, Howden
For Mr & Mrs David and Caroline Sample
Griffith Jones 12/10/1916
He was born in Cwm y Glo, Gwynedd 1894, son of David & Margiad Jones.
His uncle, Caerwyn, wrote a Welsh poem in his memory:
Gwyn dy fyd, fy nai anwylaf, -
Megais di yn dlws penfelyn,
Pell a dirgel yw dy feddrod,
Ydwyt mwyach. Gwyn dy fyd.
|Pte Evan Owen
Williams 14/07/1916 aged 18
Evan was from Bethesda, son of William and Jane Williams. He was a quarryman by trade and had enlisted in March 1915 before being sent to France on December 5th 1915. The poem below was written to him on his death
For Iwan Hughes (North Wales)
|Mae'n gorwedd nawr yn ei ddillad llwyd,
Yn nhir y Ffrancwyr pell;
Ond daw i'r lan mewn mantell wen,
I rodio gwlad sydd well;
Ffarwel! Y milwr dewr, Ffarwel!
Enillaist fri'n ddios;
Cest goron aur yn llys y nef,
Yn lle'r Victoria Cross.
Fe anelodd angeu fwa,
Do,tarawodd ar ei nod,
Ac fe gwympodd ar ei yrfa
Eto fachgen deunaw oed,
Evan anwyl, cysga bellach
Mae dy gorff mewn tawel hedd
Carem ollwng dystaw ddeigryn,
Deigryn hiraeth ar dy fedd.
|He lies now in his grey clothes
In the land of the distant French
But he'll come to the shore in a white cloak
To walk in a better land
Farewell! You brave soldier, Farewell!
Without any doubt you achieved fame
You got a golden crown in the palace of heaven
Instead of the Victoria Cross
Death aimed its bow
Yes, it hit its target
And during his journey fell
An eighteen year old boy again
Evan dear, sleep now
Your body is in quiet peace
We'd wish to shed a quiet tear
A tear of longing on your grave
|Pte Willie Ellis 03/09/1916 aged
Willie was of Cefn y Waen, Deiniolen.
In his last letter home he said to his father: "My father, remember to pray for me; I am fighting in a very dangerous place, and I don't know when the end will come."
For Iwan Hughes (North Wales)
|Cpl Thomas Stanley Pugh 06/07/1916
Thomas was a native of Blaenau Ffestiniog, he enlisted after returning from New York City to where he'd emigrated.
For Iwan Hughes (North Wales)
|Pte William R.
S. Bicheno 18/07/1916 aged 24
William was born at East Dulwich, London, 1892. Emigrated to South Africa in March 1911. Missing believed killed Delville Wood.
His brother Edwin emigrated to Australia in 1914. He died on 4 July 1917 while serving Australian Corps.
Edwin is buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery.
For Andy Pepper.
|Pte Fred Carter 07/09/1916 aged 21||Pte Samuel George Smedley 26/09/1916|
|For Steve Morse (UK)
|Rfm Clarence Jenkinson Belfield 17/09/1916||Cpl Willie Whittleston 12/04/1917 aged 24||Pte James Gulley 01/07/1916||Sjt Herbert W. Widdowson 07/04/1917 aged 29|
|Pte Harry Fawcett
05/08/1916 aged 20
Son of John William and Sarah Ann Fawcett, of 43, Ramsden St., Littletown, Liversedge, Yorks.
For his great nephew Gordon Hodgson
|Pte Victor Nadin
25/09/1916 aged 18
For Dave Naden
|Lt Vyvyan Hope Lancelot Davenport 14/07/1916 aged 21||Pte William Jonas 27/07/1916 aged 26||R. P. Taylor||A. T. Knight|
|Pte Harry Jowett01/07/1916
Harry came from Bingley, West Yorkshire.
For Tim Clapham (Harry was Tim's grandmother's cousin)
|L/Cpl John Kerr Coutts 01/07/1916 aged 25||L/Cpl James McLean 01/07/1916||Pte Douglas Morison 01/07/1916 aged19||Pte Cecil Dunbar Nisbet 01/07/1916||2nd/Lt William Wilson Paterson 15/07/1916 aged 28|
|Pte Ernest William Green 04/07/1916||CSM Albert Miners MM 20/07/1916||Pte George Stubley 10/07/1916 aged 30||L/Cpl Henry Harold Andrews 28/08/1916||Lt Richard Henry Beindge Baynes 14/07/1916 aged 27|
|Pte Reuben George Brooks 20/07/1916 aged 36||Cpl Frank Herbert Dayus 29/08/1916||CSM Herbert Dandy MM 03/09/1916 aged 28||Pte William henry Thomas 14/071916 aged 27||Capt Edmund Hilton Dadd 03/09/1916 aged 25|
|For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen|
|Sjt William Patrick Tobin 11/10/1916 aged 42|
|Pte James Mackie 25/09/1916 aged 35||Pte Alfred Arthur Connell 16/09/1916 aged 16
Alfred was killed at High Wood
|Pte James Burrows MM 16/08/1916|
|Pte Mark Maskell KiA 10/11/1916 aged
Son of Henry and Naomi Maskell
His brother George died 25/09/1915 and is remembered in Loos Memorial
For the people of Hartfield
|Pte David Bushell Taylor 04/03/1879
From De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour, 1914-1924:
Taylor, David, Private, No. 49578, 13th (service) Bttn, The Cheshire Rgt.
s. of James Bushell Taylor, of Liverpool, by his wife Mary, dau. of Michael Toole;
b. Liverpoo; educ, St Clement's church school there; was a master chimney sweep; joined the 4th Cheshire Regt in 05/1915; Transfered to the 13th Battn. in 09/1916; Served with the Expeditionary force in France and Flanders, and was KiA during the fighting on the Ancre, 21/10/1916. He m. at St,. Luke's Church, Walton Liverpool, 04/09/1906, Emma Elizabeth (33 Westbourne Rd, Birkenhead), dau, of Thomas Williams of Chirk, and had a son, James Bushell, b 07/04/1909.
for his great nephew Geoff Taylor (Carine, Western Aus.)
|Pte Richard Kenyon 23/07/1916|
|Pte Malcolm (Calum) MacDonald 18/10/1916 aged 19|
|Pte Thomas Berry 01/07/1916|
|Lt Geoffrey St George Shillington Cather
VC 11/10/1890 - 02/07/1916
He was born in Christchuch Road, Streatham Hill, son of R.G Cather of Limpsfield and Margaret Mathilda Cather.
An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 08/09/1916, records the following:
"For most conspicuous bravery. From 7 p.m. till midnight he searched 'No Man's Land', and brought in three wounded men. Next morning at 8 a.m. he continued his search, brought in another wounded man, and gave water to others, arranging for their rescue later. Finally, at 10.30 a.m., he took out water to another man, and was proceeding further on when he was himself killed. All this was carried out in full view of the enemy, and under direct machine gun fire and intermittent artillery fire. He set a splendid example of courage and self sacrifice".
|Capt Henry Lloyd Martin 28/09/1916 aged 36|
|Pte John Bradley 01/07/1916 aged 25|
|Lt George Sainton Kaye Butterworth
He was a well known composer http://www.rubecula.com/Butterworth/Butterworth.html
for Andrew Wood (Walsall)
|Sjt Patrick Hagan 14/07/1916
for David Gourley
|L/Cpl Leonard Smith 16/07/1916 aged 16|
|Leonard's brothers, L. to R., Pte Harold Smith 11/02/1915 buried in Wulverghem Lindenhoek Road Cemetery; Pte Ernest Smith 13/08/1915 buried in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles Turkey; Pte Herbert Smith 28/08/1916 buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension.|
72 115 casualties
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