IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BECOURT Military Cemetery (Becordel Becourt) (Somme France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Dvr Fred Buckley 30/07/1916 aged 32
He enlisted 12/1914 and arrived in France 09/1915
He leaves a wife and three children
S/Lt Hugh Reginald (Rex) Freston 25/07/1891 - 24/01/1916
Pte Herbert Brocklehurst (Senior) 06/05/1916
His son, Herbert (Junior) died 09/07/1917 aged 27 and is buried at Sunken Road Cemetery (Fampoux), Somme.
for Anthony Bagshaw (U.K.)
L/Cpl William Thomas Lamb 01/08/1916
William was the second son of George David and Jane Lamb of 9, Bradford Street, Walsall.
At 16 years of age he emigrated to Canada where he found employment in farm work.
He joined the Canadian Light Horse for a period but returned to England in 01/1914.
At the outbreak of war William was employed at the Daimler Motor Works at Coventry and at once enlisted in the Army there.
He saw action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli and was wounded in 07/1915.
Upon his recovery in 06/1916 he was drafted to France and was killed by shellfire.
In a letter to the family dated Wednesday 02/08/1916 an officer from his bn stated that:
“He was killed during heavy shelling of our position yesterday. He undoubtedly suffered no pain, being killed instantly.”
His elder brother 2nd/Lt George L. Lamb (right photo) was twice wounded whilst serving in the South Staffordshire Rgt but survived the war being discharged in 03/1919.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Sidney Lloyd 14/04/1896 - 18/04/1916
Sidney was born in Pelsall, the son of William and Harriett Alice Lloyd of High Heath, Pelsall, his father being employed as a coal miner.
A single man, Sydney was employed at the Empire Brickyard in Walsall Wood when he enlisted in 03/1915 at Walsall.
He was drafted overseas on Wednesday 22/09/1915.
At the time of his death, Sidney’s bn was in trenches holding the line near Becourt Wood, south of the Albert-Bapaume road.
The War Diary records:
"18 April 1916 - One other rank killed by rifle fire, one wounded by a rifle grenade. Trench mortars were active on both sides.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Pelsall
L/Cpl George Henry Flatt 23/08/1918 aged 21
He lost his life in the attack of Tara Hill outside Albert.
for his great nephew Chris Mooney and family
with special thanks to Keith Jackson

705 casualties

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