IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
VILLERS COTTERETS FRENCH NATIONAL Cemetery (Aisne France)
|R. L. Bradley|
|J. E. Heslin buried in the ossuary behind his gravestone|
|Pte James E. Heslin
for his great great grandson Paul Fallick
|Letter sent on 19/11/1914 to James's widow announcing his dead in the French Auxiliary Hospital in Villers Coteret, from wounds received in action (tetanus)|
|Letter from the Imperial War Grave
Commission sent on 12/06/1922 who explains that James was initialy buried
in a French sector, exhumed and placed in the French ossuary by the Frenchs.
This mistake was probably due to the fact that he was buried in a grave without cross.
So it was too late to try to identify him among the others.
Reason he has a Special Memorial stone in front of the ossuary.
BRADLEY RICHARD LEONARD
Canadian Private Fort Garry Horse "A " Sqdn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 25/03/1918 Service No: 552785
HESLIN J E
United Kingdom Private Grenadier Guards 2nd Bn. Age: 23 Date of Death: 14/09/1914 Service No: 14574
United Kingdom Private Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 1st/8th Bn. Date of Death: 29/07/1918 Service No: 290195
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