IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BARD COTTAGE Cemetery (Boezinge)(West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Gnr Ernest Arthur Kent 16/09/1917 aged 20
Ernest was killed while on telephone duty a dug-out.
Visited by his sister Emily Kent 23/06/1926
For his great nephew Patrick Tomsett and family
Pte Walter Skirrow 25/10/1917 aged 28
for his great granddaughter Michelle Iddon
Pte George Adamson Whyte 04/09/1917
George married Jeannie in 1915 and had a son, Thomas Wilson Whyte, born in 10/1916.
for his grandsons,  George,  Norman  and  Iain  Whyte and family
L/Cpl William Noble 01/10/1917 aged 19
William was unmarried lost his parents when he was 7 years old and lived with a married sister.
He died during the build up to the Battle of Poelkapelle on a night work party.
for the Noble and Croft families
Fitter Harry Hateley 17/10/1917 aged 20
A single man, Harry was employed by the Walsall Electrical Company in Bridge Street, Walsall when he enlisted in the Army at Darlaston in 03/1915.
He was drafted to France on Wednesday 28/07/1915.
Harry was killed by the explosion of a shell while in action near Ypres during the Third Battle of Ypres.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
2nd/Lt Ralph Oscar Gladstone 02/11/1917 aged 27
He resided at Crosshills, Keighley, West Yorks and served in the 421 (West Lancashire) Field Company, R.E.
He was killed by a shell on the morning of 02/11/1917, while working alone on trench improvements in Eagle Trench.
His body was discovered later that day lying near the 'A' Track and Eagle Trench, northeast of Langemark.
Ralph was given a funeral by his unit on the afternoon of 04/11/1917.
for Ralph Bennett
Gnr Sydney Ronan 20/02/1889 - 06/08/1917
for his great nephew John Taylor
More about Sydney here.
Sjt John E. Williams 15/06/1917
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Lt Stanley Jones 25/02/1917 aged 29
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Owen Thomas Williams 25/02/1917 aged 34
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte George E. Taplin 16/06/1917 aged 26
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
2nd/Lt John Howard Davies 04/07/1917 aged 22
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Marmaduke Frank Richards 1889 - 25/02/1917
He had never seen his son Leonard Frank born on 29/12/1916.
His widow, Florence Richards and Leonard migrate to the USA in 05/1918.
for his granddaughter Susan Richards (USA)
Pte Robert William Price 30/03/1917 aged 42
Pte Benjamin Joseph Riding 25/10/1917
His Widow Olive Jane Riding (nee Clegg) with their son Benjamin Joseph Riding and his wife Alice Riding (nee Holland) migrated to Australia in 1926.
for his great grandson Andrew Coustley
Sgt Eugene Roland Grogan MM 17/10/1917
He was victim of the 3rd battle of Ypres.
for Mark Fowler and family
Pte Joseph Hague 16/02/1917
for Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse U.K.)
Pte James Harrington 07/08/1917 aged 21
for his Great Nephew Patrick Tomsett and family


1600 casualties

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