IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

TYNE COT Cemetery (ZONNEBEKE)(West Vlaanderen Belgium)


Page 2 The list of Casualties

Capt Francis Spencer 26/09/1917 aged 36
For Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse U. K.)
Sergeant J. A. Stevenson 26/10/1917 Aged 28
Pte James Henry Goss KIA 04/10/1917
James was born Abt 1891, he served in The Devonshire Regiment, before to be transfered in the Machine Gun regiment.
On right, the family memorial gravestone in Northam, Devon, England.
For Lisa Nap (U.K.)
Gnr Leslie C. Withams MM 12/10/1917
For Mrs Kim Hitchiner.
Pte Stanley Arthur Risby Barton 03/10/1917 aged 19
Son of Joseph and Julia Alice Barton of Elm Tree House, Hitcham Suffolk.
for Mike Bird
Pte James McGenn 05/11/1914 aged 27
7351, 1st Batallion, Cameron Highlanders
Son of James and Annie McGenn
Husband of Christina (Brown) McGenn
Father of James Brown McGenn and Robert Brown McGenn
for his Great Niece Georgia Kovalik, Ontario, Canada
and his Great Granddaughter Diane McGenn, Saskatchewan, Canada
Cpl Ernest William Serls KIA 04/10/1917 aged 28
Ernest enlisted 05/04/1916 and was promoted Cpl 11/09/1917
For Michelle young
Pte James E. Wallace 23/10/1917 aged 25
Pte Sydney Thomas Marks 1891 - 01/08/1917
Photo taken in 1916, Sydney wears a wounded suit
2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment
Son of Thomas and Alice Marks, Pye Corner, Hambrook, Bristol
For John Thatcher
Sjt Harry Westerman 09/10/1917 aged 30
Harry enlisted in 08/1914 from the Special reserve. He was posted overseas in 04/1915 to the Laventie sector and late 1915, to the Canal Bank at Ypres.
Somme 1916, after surviving the 1st July, posted to Etaples 33rd I.B.D. as an Instructor.
1917, gassed at Nieuport and sent to Le Treport to recuperate, then, back to Etaples.
Home on leave to UK late September 1917.
Harry was KIA at Poelcapelle.
Prior to the War, he was a 'Wood Sawyer' in a Timber Yard, then, employed by John Smiths Brewery, Tadcaster, Yorkshire.
For Christopher Noble
Pte John Moore 09/10/1917 aged 21
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L/Cpl Edward Hague 09/10/1917
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Pte John Healey 09/10/1917 aged 26
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L/Cpl John Payne 09/10/1917 aged 23
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Pte William Simmonds 23/10/1914
Lt Charles Wilson Cutcliffe Bluett MC 03/11/1917
Pte Ernest William Hare 28/10/1917
for Mark Dinan
Pte James William Ward 26/04/1915 aged 27
James was born 1888 in Kibblesworth, County Durham, one of 12 children of whom only 9 survived, 5 boys and 4 girls, born to George Ward 1865, a coal miner from Northumberland and Mary his wife.
James was working as a coal miner but also enlisted in the Durham Light Infantry as a Territorial in 1909 as Private 1041, 1st/8th Battalion, “E” Coy, giving his address as 1, High Row, Kibblesworth.
He was discharged in 1913 as having completed his term of 4 years, the following year marrying Mary H. Oakes in the district of Lanchester.
At the outbreak of war in 1914 he was automatically recalled to the colours and assigned as Private 2406, reassigned to the 1st/8th Battalion, 50th Northumbrian Division.
They moved to Bolden Colliery in early August, then Ravensworth Park and were in Newcastle-upon-Tyne by October.
On 17/04/1915 they landed as part of the British Expeditionary Force at Boulogne, James arrived in the field on 20/04/1915.
After the failure of the British attacks at Neuve Chapelle the Germans attacked Ypres and without any nursery period the 1st/8th along with the other territorial battalions of the regiment were rushed into battle on the northern salient near St. Julien and the Gravenstafl Ridge.
James was accepted to have died on or after 26/04/1915, six days after his arrival at the front.
After Armistice his body was found on the battlefield map reference D. 8. A. 60. 20., exhumed, identified by means of a disc and locket and brought into this cemetery for reburial with full honours .
His widow Mary Hannah received all monies due to him, a pension, his personal effects of a disc and locket along with his awards of the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.
In God’s safe keeping. Rest In Peace.
Pauline Priano.
Pte Alexander Watt 22/08/1917 aged 32
Pte Charles Joseph Walsh 12/10/1917 aged 29
Sjt Thomas Patten DCM 08/05/1915 aged 39
Pte Robert Lyons Harley 04/101917 aged 31
Pte Wilfred Talbot 23/11/1917 aged 35
Pte Alfred Hurtle Leighton 04/10/1917 aged 23
Pte James Greig Smith 04/10/14917 aged 20
Pte Wilfred Clynes Newman 04/10/1917 aged 28
Cpl Mark William Thompson 05/10/1917
Pte Thomas H. Watts 01/08/1917


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