IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

COXYDE Military Cemetery (West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualtie

Lt Ralph Dorchel Doughty MC died of wounds 25/07/1917
He was born 01/10/1891 in New Zealand and went to work to Australia in 1913. He fought at Gallipoli and in France.
He kept a diary book who can be read at
For Peter Kivell (New Zealand)
Lt Thomas Ernest Hulme 28/09/1917 aged 34
Flight Sub-Lt Allan Hugh 06/07/1917 aged 20
On thgeis photograph, he was in Liverpool in 05/1915 whilst he was waiting to find out if his mother and two sisters had survived the sinking of the Lusitania on the 07/05/1915.
for Cliff Barry
Pte Charles E. Couchman 26/09/1917
for his grandson Des Cronin
Pte Cecil Gilbourne 25/07/1917 aged 25
for Dai and Angela Bevan
Pte Robert Hilldon Elmore 23/07/1917 aged 23
Robert was a married man residing at ‘Rose Cottage’, 114, Harrison Street, Bloxwich.
Formerly enlisting as 203115, South Staffordshire Rgt on Saturday 19/02/1917, he was transferred to the Manchester Rgt and was killed while serving in Belgium just prior to the Third Battle of Ypres.
At the time of his death his bn were in trenches in the coastal sector at Nieuport.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Motor Mechanic George Sidney Taylor 17/03/1895 - 15/10/1918
He was the son and first child of Frank and Edith Taylor, in Greenough Street, Wigan, Lancashire (UK), near where his father worked as a barman in (and later ran) the Regent Hotel.
By the time he was eight years old he had four younger sisters - a fifth had died in infancy.
As a youth he was an apprentice Mechanical Engineer, before joining the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a Motor Mechanic in 02/1918, only eight months before he died.
After training on the HMS "Hermione" and "Arrogant" depot ships, he was serving on Coastal Motor Boat no.71a when it was involved in a collision off the Belgian coast and was lost - he was assumed to have drowned.
It has been suggested that although he was a strong swimmer, he was severely injured in an explosion as the boat sank, and so was unable to swim to safety.
He is also commemorated on the headstone of his parents grave in Birkdale Cemetery, in Southport, Lancashire (UK).
for his great nephew, Ross Baldwin and family


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