IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

AUSTRALIAN MEMORIAL (Villers Bretonneux) (Somme France)

To the memory of Richard George Pritchard for Bob Pritchard and his father (N.Z.)
Pte Percy Charles Crombie KIA 24/03/1917
His nephew, Edward Charles Simons is buried at Borre Churchyard
For Gaye White and family (Camberra - Aus.)
Pte Philip John Cornish died of wounds 29/03/1917 aged 23
Pte George Henry Kingswell 29/07/1916 aged 27
Pte Robert Henry Bailey 05/08/1916 aged 22
Robert was born in Goulbourn, N.S.W. Australia. He enlisted in Melbourne, Aus. He was son of Robert Henry Bailey ( Born in Richmond, Tasmania ) and Mary Jane Bailey.
For Kaye Williams
Pte Percival Henry May DoW 10/08/1916
Lt William Stewart McKay KIA 24/04/1918
Pte Arthur Thomas Walker KIA 16/08/1916 aged 33
Pte Robert Oliver Bowness 05/07/1918 aged 22
Robert was from Bulimba, Brisbane, Queensland and was KIA in Hamel
For Jim Donald (Queensland, Aus.)
Pte James Daws 03/05/1917 aged 20
Pte Robert John Britten 17/07/1894 - 29/07/1916
He was born in Wood Green, London, (England), enlisted 01/03/1915 in Perth, Western Australia and was KiA at Pozières.
Pte Walter Henry Kirk 30/11/1886 - 03/11/1916
He was born in Laura, South Australia son of George James Kirk and Mary (nee Greig).
He enlisted Wagin, Western Australia 29/02/1916and was KiA between 03 & 06/11 on the Somme.
for (mother & father sides) their great nephew Greg Kirk (Aus.)
Pte Eardley Austin Clark 10/07/1881 - 30/07/1918
Pte Michael Meginess 11/04/1917 aged 31
L/Cpl Norman John ALexander Hall 14/08/1916 aged 23
posing with his brother Sgt Eric Hall (left) buried in Sanctuary Wood Cemetery,
and his pal Dvr Edward "Ted" Richard Sweeney (right) buried in Daours Communal Cemetery Extension.
Pte Vernon John Whiteman 02/04/1917
Pte Stanley James Carrail 14/11/1916 aged 27
His brothers, Dvr Alexander Lawrence Carraill died in 08/1918 and is buried in Longueau British Cemetery
Pte Leslie McNeil Carraill died in 09/1918 and is buried in Perrone Communal Cemetery Extension
They are also commemorated on the Tungkillo War memorial (South Australia)
for Sydney Swaby and Robert Crail
Pte Robert Alfred George 10/08/1918 aged 21
Robert, 6th Bn, Australian Infantry.
He was the son of Robert and Louisa George of 212 Ardgowan Road, Catford.
He was educated at St.Dunstan’s College, Catford and the Borough Polytechnic.
He had previously been wounded in 1916 at Pozieres, being hospitalized at York.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)
Pte William Herbert Wise 04/07/1918
was born in Victoria, Australia, the son of Stephen Wise and Mary Louise Staines but he grew up in Denmark,Western Australia with his half sister Eliza Andrews.
William was KiA at Hamel while operating a Lewis gun with two other men.
All three were buried at Hamel but their graves are lost.
for his cousin Jan Davies (Sydney Aus.)


10 769 casualties

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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations © Pierre Vandervelden - Belgium