IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
YPRES RESERVOIR Cemetery (IEPER) (West Vlaanderen Belgium)
Page 1 The Pictures
Page 2 List of Casualties
|The same view 90 years after|
|Brigadier General Francis Aylmer Maxwell VC CSI DSO 21/09/1917 aged 46|
|Photo Courtesy (portrait) Jackie Wullaert (Bel)|
|Bombardier William Birkhead
10/12/1915 aged 29
Between his actual headstone and and former woodcross in 1915
For Kristin Edith and her Grandma. (Can)
|Gnr George Insley 29/09/1917|
|Cpt Robert William Pearson 15/05/1915
He was born 22/06/1880
For Avalon Eastman
Oundle School Roll of Honour
|Pnr Thomas Leaney KIA 17/09/1917 aged
Thomas was born in Lamberhurst and lived in Brighton, Sussex, England.
Thomas is commemorated in the Roll of Honour of the Parish of St Peter Brighton, and remembered on his wife's grave, Jane.
For his greatson Ashley Leaney (East Sussex)
|Gnr James Robinson 29/09/1917 aged 22
His brother Thomas is buried in Noeux les Mines Com. Cem. Extension, France
|Gnr Wainwright Merrill who served as Arthur Ashton
Stanley 06/11/1917 aged 19
Wainwright was born in 1898 in Cambridge, Massachussetts, he learned in Dartmouth College and Harvard University.
For Dr H.J. Krijnen
|Pte Jesse Hill 13/11/1895 - 19/09/1915|
|Pte John Alfred Bass 17/08/1917 aged 23|
|Pte Arthur Edwin Wood 11/10/1984 -
Arthur was a world amateur and professional flat track and cross country champion who held many world titles.
for his great nephew Martin Hale and family
|A E Wood aka ‘Slacker’
1884 – 1917
Abbeys most famous yet virtually unknown international ‘celebrity’
Arthur Edwin Wood was born as one of a family of 14 children to Elizabeth
& William Wood of Ferns Hollow, Copthall Green, Upshire, Essex.
North Thames Cross Country Championship 1908 &
In late 1910 he took the major step of leaving
Waltham Abbey and travelling to the USA to seek his fortune as a professional
runner, his arrival in New York was heralded in the New York Times with
words ‘ A E Wood, one of the best runners of the British Isles,
has arrived in this city and is desirous of meeting any American cracks
in races over his favourite distances’ there are many articles from
this era written about him in the NYT, he became an outstanding athlete
beating Americas and the worlds best known distance runners, his races
were watched by spectators of thousands, especially after the pre race
hype that was regularly written about him in the NYT, in September 1914
an audience of ten thousand arrived to watch him race against the American
multi champion Queal on a 5 mile stadium cinder track, Wood won and claimed
the 100 dollar prize money!
*After an article in the Hertfordshire Mecury in the early 1970’s our family received many written testimonials from elderly people that had witnessed this feat.
|Lt Col. Richard P. Lewis 07/09/1917
He was a member of Surrey County Cricket Club in London and is listed on their war memorial.
for Philip Paine and the members of the Surrey CCC
|Gnr William Wood 01/10/1918 aged 21
for David Mole (UK)
|Cpl G. Jay MM 24/03/1918|
|Coy Sjt Mjr David Harold Tytler 08/09/1917
for John Mills
1 579 casualties
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