IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

BROWN’S COPSE Cemetery (Roeux) (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte W. F. Parnham 08/08/1917 aged 37
Sjt Joseph Addison 23/04/1917 aged 22
Joseph was born at Portknockie, Bannffshire, youngest son of Joseph (Provest of Portknockie) and Louisa Addison.
Before the outbreak of war, Joseph was in the territorials and was employed in his father's drapery business. He saw a good deal of fighting, was slightly wounded and had to receive hospital treatment for severe trench frostbite. His older brother, George, received a discharge on account of heart trouble after recovering from a wound in the knee
For Cy Pirie, Mrs Margaret McConnachie and the Addison Family.
Pte William George Hamilton 23/04/1917 aged 23
In Memory of William, 292638, 1st/7th Bn., Black Watch (Royal Highlanders).
Son of James and Helen Hamilton of "Coldstream", Leven, Fife.
For his Nephew W G Hamilton (1st Bn Cameron Highlanders) and the Hamilton Family
Pte Aaron A. Edyvean 29/10/1917 aged 26
He was born at St. Columb Major in Cornwall, son of Sara and the late Thomas Edyvean.
Before enlisting, he was a general labourer.
He left a widow and a young son.
for his nephew P. Phillipo
2nd/Lt Harry Marslen Bussey 01/01/1894 - 03/05/1917
The son of Charles and Helena Bussey and the grandson of the journalist Harry Findlater Bussey, who at one time was the sub editor of the Evening Standard.
On enlisting in 1914 he gave his occupation as “Process Engraver”.
He arrived in France in 1915 and he was wounded twice - at Armentieres in 1915, and again at the Somme in 1916.
On the 21/07/1916 The Kentish Mercury published his photograph under the heading “Catford Sergeant Wounded – Seriously wounded in 06/1915, Sergeant Bussey who is the son of Mr Charles Bussey of 10 Ardfillan-road, Catford, was shot in the left arm, and wounded in the foot by shrapnel.
Harry was educated at the Brownhill road Council School, Catford and was a well-known football player”.
He was commissioned on 24/01/1917.
On the 03/05/1917 He was attached to the 1st Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers, when they attacked the German lines during the Battle of Arras.
Harry is commemorated on a war memorial at St. Andrew’s Church on Torridon Road in Catford.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)
Pte Robert George 11/04/1917 aged 22
He was born in Morayshire, Scotland.
Missed but never forgotten by his dear sister Bella, who passed on his story to her children and grandchildren.
for his great niece Fiona and family

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