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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

WAARMAARDE (ww2) Churchyard (West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Front row: A. Beresford - T. Johnson - C. L. Rougier - F. Coopes - J. H. Ryan - J. H. Rogerson
Middle row: W. Robinson - J. Worsley - J. Dixon - J. J. Homan - W. C. Buckley - W. Gregory
Back row: F. A. Harcup - W. Critchley - Unknown - L. Butterworth - W. Martin - A. Clements
Unknown (Corporal of Lancashire Fusiliers) & Unknown
Fusilier John Worsley MM 21/05/1940 aged 25
John was on the cover of The War Illustrated, one month before he died, he received a French Medal.
John was of the Military Medal awarded for this action:
"On 19/20March, Fusilier Worsley was second in command of a patrol consisting of an Officer and six men, which were moving to an objective some 2,000 yards in front of our line in the British Sector, SAAR. During the patrol a German patrol of double the strength was sighted. This patrol was followed for a considerable way and, to engage it, the Officer in charge of our patrol divided his party into two portions, Fusilier Worsley taking command of one portion.
The enemy patrol was engaged and dispersed, leaving 5 dead and a wounded prisoner, who was carried back to our lines by Fusilier Worsley. The latters's personal bravery and coolness and his leadership of half the patrol contributed largely to the success gained."
Recommanded by Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the 2nd Lan. Fus.
For his grandson, John Worsley
and Mr David Taylor (U.K.) and John's niece Mrs Trish Breakey
Fusilier Frank Coopes 22/05/1940 aged 20
Son of Doris and William
For his sister, Mrs. Peggy Hutchinson, his brothers William and Gordon and his niece, Miss Valerie M. Chadwick ( Rochdale, U.K.) (Frank's Special Tribute)
Fusilier Frederick A. Harcup 22/05/1940 aged 31
Frederick was born 30/08/1908
for Fred's wife Lily, sons Albert and John and all the family - with love.
Marriage of Fred & Lily 28th December 1935.
Wife Lily, sons Albert (left) & John (right) 1940.
Fusilier John Henry Rogerson 22/05/1940 aged 26
Son of John and Sarah.
for his sister Mary Scott, and for his Nephews Michael Scott (Wrexham U.K) & Peter Scott (Mold North Wales)
And for his Daughter, Maureen Cavanagh
Also for his Sister Annie Lambert and her Daughter Margo Ward (Liverpool UK.)

17 casualties

BERESFORD ARTHUR
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3449488 (6)

BUCKLEY WILBUR CHALLYS
United Kingdom Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 27 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 4075662 (8)

BUTTERWORTH LESLIE
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3446113 (15)

CLEMENTS ANTHONY
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 22 Date of Death: between 21/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3447842 (13)

COOPES FRANK
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 22/05/1940 Service No: 3449289 (3)

CRITCHLEY WILLIAM
United Kingdom Lance Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 30 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3853380 (17)

DIXON JOHN
United Kingdom Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3446447 (10)

GREGORY WALTER
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 20 Date of Death: between 10/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3449322 (7)

HARCUP FREDERICK A.
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 31 Date of Death: 22/05/1940 Service No: 3442018 (18)

HOMAN JOHN JOSEPH
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 24 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3446199 (9)

JOHNSON TOM
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 33 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3441288 (5)

MARTIN WILLIAM
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 33 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3442767 (14)

ROBINSON WILFRED
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 28 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3446426 (12)

ROGERSON JOHN HENRY
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 26 Date of Death: 22/05/1940 Service No: 3445835 (1)

ROUGIER CHARLES LESLIE
United Kingdom Lieutenant Colonel Lancashire Fusiliers Cdg. 2nd Bn. Age: 44 Date of Death: 22/05/1940 Service No: 1806 (4)

RYAN JOSEPH HENRY
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 21 Date of Death: between 22/05/1940 and 31/05/1940 Service No: 3451826 (2)

WORSLEY JOHN
United Kingdom Fusilier Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Age: 25 Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Service No: 3446868 (11)

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