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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

BOULOGNE EASTERN Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Gnr Walter Lewis Bishop 23/09/1917 Age:25
Pte Allen Oldroyd 16/02/1917 Age: 32
Pte Walker Parker 09/05/1918
For his Nephew John Pearcy (UK)
Cpt Edmund Basil Chichester 07/11/1914 aged 33
Cpt The Hon. Julien Grenfell 26/05/1915
Sjt Samuel Leslie Butterfield DFM 11/08/1940 aged 27
Pte Alfred O'Gara 21/05/1915 aged 30
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte David Johnstone 15/04/1915 aged 17
Died of Wounds received on the 05/04/15 at Dumbarton Lakes, Ypres.
His brother L/Cpl William Johnstone, who served in the same regiment, was also wounded by the same shell, he is commemorated in Ypres Menin Gate.
for Colin Hamilton
Pte John Patrick Cruxton 03/05/1915 aged 29
for his great nephew Ray Begley
Pte Harry Leonard Beck 16/03/1915 aged 34
Harry was a brewer at ‘The Horse and Jockey’ public house, Bloxwich Road, Walsall when he was called up on reserve.
He was drafted to France on Friday 11/09/1914 and died in the 11th General Hospital, Boulogne from wounds received in battle.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Joseph James Bailey 20/05/1915 aged 20
Joseph was the eldest son of James and Jane Bailey of 113, Green Lane, Birchills.
Enlisting in the Army at Lichfield in 08/1913, he was serving at Aldershot when war was declared and disembarked in France on Wednesday 12/08/1914.
Joseph was wounded in action and succumbed at the 13th General Hospital, Boulogne.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Harry Haywood 28/12/1914 aged 25
Harry enlisted in the Army at Bloxwich and served for four years in South Africa.
He returned home from the Transvaal to attend his father’s funeral at Bloxwich and was then drafted to France, disembarking on Sunday 01/11/1914.
Harry died in the 13th General Hospital, Boulogne from pneumonia.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Leonard Organ 11/09/1916 aged 19
Leonard was born in Norton Canes, the son of Alfred and Ellen Organ of St. James’s Place, High Street, Brownhills.
He saw active service at Gallipoli and was drafted to France only 6 weeks before his death.
He was mortally wounded during Friday 08/09/1916.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte John Hickinbottom 26/05/1915
John was as married man with three children living at 4, Beason’s Yard, Burrowes Street, Walsall.
An iron caster by trade, John re-enlisted in the Army at Walsall on Monday 10/08/1914 and was shortly afterwards drafted to the front.
He was wounded at some stage during his battalion’s attacks against Festubert and was removed to hospital at Boulogne where he succumbed.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Thomas Bishop Simpson 26/05/1915 aged 34
Thomas was a married man with a son.
He joined the Army during the Boer War and served without injury and then spent several years in India.
Re-enlisting at Dudley in 09/1914, William was drafted to France on Thursday 25/03/1915 and was shortly after affected by poison gas.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Leonard Morris 30/08/1915 aged 25
A native of Great Wyrley, Leonard was the son of Edward and Frances Morris of Walsall Road, Great Wyrley.
Leonard was drafted to France on Friday 05/03/1915 and was mortally wounded in the trenches between St. Eloi and Hill 60, Ypres on Sunday 11/07/1915 when he received shrapnel wounds in the abdomen.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Thomas Bagnall 15/05/1917 aged 22
Thomas resided with his parents, Thomas and Harriett Bagnall at 33, Regent Street, Birchills.
Prior to enlisting in the Army at Walsall during 02/1916 he was employed by Pat Collins at the Gondola Works, Walsall.
Drafted to France in 06/1916, Thomas died of wounds whilst in hospital at Boulogne.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte John William Cole 05/07/1916
A native of Bloxwich, John was a married man with 2 children residing at 71, Bentley Lane, Walsall.
Initially serving as 51352, Royal Army Medical Corps he later transferred to the South Wales Borderers with whom he saw service in the Dardanelles and Salonika, disembarking in the Balkans on Sunday 03/10/1915.
John was wounded during the opening stages of the Somme Offensive.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte David Ridding 27/05/1915 aged 27
David was the son of Arthur and Sarah Ridding of 15, Chapel Street, off Day Street, Walsall.
David enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 09/1914, being drafted to France on Tuesday 02/02/1915.
He received serious wounds to his back and spine whilst in action and was removed to 11th General Hospital in Boulogne for treatment.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Frederick James Southall 07/01/1916 aged 18
Frederick was born in Walsall the son of Frederick and Lydia Southall of 65, Wolverhampton Street, Walsall, his father being a general labourer.
The family emigrated to Canada settling at 23, Claire Fontaine Street, Quebec.
For the week or so prior to Frederick’s death his bn held trenches near Meteren, having relieved the 3rd Bn, Canadian Infantry during Monday 20/12/1915.
They were themselves relieved by the 3rd Bn on the day of Frederick’s wounding, Frederick being the only man recorded as being injured this day.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Arthur Edward Hulme 21/07/1916 aged 18
Arthur was the son of David and Louisa Aderline Hulme of 140, Hatherton Street, Walsall.
He enlisted in the Army at Birmingham in 09/1914 when only 16 years of age, at that time being employed at Deritend Stamping Works, Bescot.
Drafted to Gallipoli he was invalided home with enteric fever at Christmas 1915.
Arthur was wounded on Wednesday 19/07/1916 during the Battle of Somme when his bn were at Buire-sur-l’Ancre.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Cpl Charles Pember 17/12/1916
Charles was the son of Thomas and Esther Pember of High Street, Brownhills.
Enlisting in the Army at Walsall in 08/1914, Charles was drafted to France on Thursday 26/10/1915 and was wounded in action when he received shrapnel wounds to his head and shoulders.
Removed to hospital at Boulogne he succumbed to his injuries.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Samuel Charles Grundy 19/12/1914
Samuel was a married man with 3 children residing at 2, Garden Street, Walsall.
He enlisted in the Army at Lichfield during 1901 and had completed eight years of his nine years on reserve when war broke out, then employed at the Bloxwich Colliery in charge of a hammer drill.
Returning to the colours, Samuel was drafted to the front with his bn on Wednesday 12/08/1914 and was mortally wounded in action.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte John James Smith 21/12/1916 aged 35
John was a married man living at 73, Ford Street, Pleck with his wife and four children.
Enlisting in the Army at Wednesbury in 05/1915, John served for seven months in France in the horse breaking section of the Army Service Corps.
He contracted pneumonia and was removed to the 3rd Canadian Hospital at Boulogne where he succumbed.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte David Hackett 19/06/1915 aged 25
David was born in Shenstone to Arthur and Alice Hackett of 4, Railway Cottages, Shenstone.
A farm labourer, he enlisted in the Army at Birmingham and was drafted to France on Thursday 05/11/1914, later being mortally wounded in action.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Gnr Sidney Rider 07/07/1916 aged 32
Sidney was a married man residing at 99, Dalkeith Street, Walsall with his wife and two children.
He enlisted in the Army at Wednesbury during 08/1915 and was drafted to France in 01/1916 being mortally wounded during the Battle of Somme.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Charles Edgar Doughty 24/07/1916 aged 25
He was the only son of Henry and Hannah Elizabeth Doughty, and he first arrived in France on the 09/03/1915.
On the 11/08/1916 The Kentish Mercury published his photograph under the heading “An Only Son – The only son of Mr. And Mrs. H Doughty, of 39 Dowanhill-road, Catford, he has succumbed in the Boulogne Hospital to wounds received in a bombing Raid”
Charles is commemorated on a war memorial at St. Andrew’s Church on Torridon Road in Catford.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)
Sgt George Reginald Read 25/07/1916
Of wounds received on 20/07/1916 at Fromelles.
Pte Joseph Alfred Latour 28/05/1891 - 13/06/1916
He died of wounds received on 05/06/1916 in the battle of Mount Sorel near Hill 62 (Sanctuary Wood area) in the Ypres Salient.
Pte Rhys Henry Williams 10/07/1916 aged 20
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Albert Samson Gunner 04/02/1885 - 11/11/1917
He is remembered on the St Peter's Old Woking G.W.M. Roll of Honour by Pete Smee
and the Surrey County Council Heritage Conservation Team
Rfm Clive Theodore Aorangi Scadden 16/03/1897 - 10/04/1918
He was born in Clive, Hawkes Bay, N.Z., the youngest son of George William and Phoebe Scadden of Lady's Mile, Foxton.
Clive sailed on the Waitemata, leaving NZ in 07/1917 and arriving in Plymouth, England, 2 months later.
He was a rifleman in H Coy, 4th Brigade.
He was wounded and died of his wounds at the 13th General Hospital in Boulogne.
for his great niece Libby O'Connor
Pte Patrick Simpson 04/08/1893 - 21/11/1916
He was born in Inverurie Scotland, the son of Isabella and the late William Simpson.
Being wounded by shell explosion and losing an arm and leg at Beaumont, Hamel, he apparently live for two weeks after being injured.
for his great nephew Bruce Simpson
Original memorial of Patrick in the cemetery.
Pte Arthur Percy White 28/03/1918
More about Arthur commemorated by Rob Price at http://www.medaldetector.co.uk

 

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