IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

DUISANS British Cemetery (Etrun) (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Private Barton Grainger Holdforth 04/07/1917 aged 38
Pte William Tapp 08/05/1917 aged 20
His brother, Pte Frederick G. Tapp is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial
For Simon Bull (Northamptonshire U. K.)
Pte Nelson Ormerod 17/04/1917 aged 22
Nelson was wounded in Action on the 12/04/1917 and died at th 41st Clearing Station
Pte William Duddy 25/04/1917
He was born on 01/03/1897 and was miner, he enlisted in 03/1914 and served in France and Flanders from 07/1915.
He died from wounds received in action.
Pte John Brison 30/04/1917
Visited by his Nephew Mr L. O. Clark
Also for his Great Nephew, Mr Brian Clark
Lt Frank Gale Berrill 28/09/1918 aged 21
For Avalon Eastman
Oundle School Roll of Honour
Pte Charles Sydney Bingham 26/04/1917
Charles was born 28/12/1880 in Pelsall, Staffordshire, son of John Thomas Bingham and Lucy Harriet Heathcock. Husband of Mary Jane Barnett (formerly Bingham, nee Hughes), of The Boot Stores, Victoria Road, Horley, Surrey.
He was previously of the 14th Bn London Regiment (London Scottish), before being transfered to the 88th Coy Machine Gun Corps.
He was wounded in action 24/04 and died two days later.
For his great grandson Craig Taggart
Sgt Alfred Bowers 22/09/1885 - 30/03/1918
Alfred was born in Orillia, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada, a son of A. James Bowers and Annie Siddle-Goring.
He was raised in the Severn Bridge area of Morrison Township, in the District of Muskoka.
At the time of his death he was survived by his parents, a sister Frances Kate, Mrs. I.A. Thomas, of Lansing, Michigan, USA, a half sister Annie, Mrs. Walter Carrington, of Hamilton, Ontario, and two half brothers, William Elliott Goring, of Hamilton, and George Henry Goring, of Seatle, Washington, USA.
The C.E.F Burial records read " Killed in Action, this non-commissioned officer's Battery was being heavily shelled, and after having seen to the safety of his crew he was proceeding to take cover himself, when he was hit by an enemy shell and instantly killed"
for the Ramara Historical Society
Pte Charles Woodward 01/05/1917 aged 20
Charles resided at 45, James Street, Ryecroft with his parents, John and Hannah Woodward.
Wounded for a third time during the Battle of Arras, he was removed to 8th Casualty Clearing Station at Etrun where he succumbed.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Edwards 22/05/1917 aged 38
William was the son of Thomas and Margaret Jane Edwards of 77, Sandbank, Bloxwich.
At the time of his enlistment in 09/1916, was in business as a coal merchant.
He was wounded while his bn were in the trenches south of Gavrelle and north of the Scarpe and died in the 8th Casualty Clearing Station at Etrun.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Bloxwich
Saddler Staff Sjt Harry Winyard 09/04/1917 aged 34
Harry was born in Hartford, United States of America, the son of William and Ellen Winyard later of 34, Selbourne Street, Walsall.
He served during the Boer War as a saddler in the Irish Imperial Yeomanry and was wounded in the leg being taken prisoner by the Boers.
Harry enlisted in the Army at Leamington in 10/1914 and was drafted to France on Saturday 31/10/1914.
Wounded at some stage, he was removed to 8th Casualty Clearing Station at Etrun, where he succumbed.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
2nd/Lt William Anderson 23/04/1917 aged 26
for Dave Donatelli (Can.)
2nd/Lt Anderson (back left) with others Officers of the 9th Bn Black Watch:
Back right, Lt James N. Humble who survived the war.
Front left, Lt Octavius Leslie Bearn 23/04/1917, buried in Cabaret Rouge Brit. Cem.
Front middle, Major Henry Francis Farquharson Murray 23/08/1917 buried in Brandhoek New Mil. Cem N°3.
Front right, Capt Leonard Graeme Morrison 23/04/1917, buried in Guemappe Brit Cem
Dvr George William Notton 27/10/1918 aged 20
George, “A” Battery, 48th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.
He was the son of George Frederick and Mary Ann Notton of 161 Minard Road, Catford.
George was embodied in to the Royal Field Artillery in 09/1914 and went to France in 06/1916.
However his father wrote to the army and informed them that George was under the age required for front line service and he was sent back to England that November, returning again to France in 04/1917.
He was granted a period of 14 days leave to the UK in 08/1918.
He returned to the front in September and on the 26/10 he was wounded – gunshot wounds to both legs and to the right arm.
On the following day he was “Admitted dead to 4 Can CCS”.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)
Pte Albert Patrick Gifford 30/04/1917 aged 24
He was of Dartmouth, Devon, England - beloved son of Frederick Filmer Gifford and Emily Dinah Ford Gifford (nee Burdett).
He is also remembered on the Dartmouth war memorial.
for his great great nephew Mike Redman
Gnr John Duberry 26/09/1918 aged 30
for his great grandson Leon Duberry
Pte Louis Jukes 05/05/1917 aged 41
He was the son of John and Elizabeth Jukes of Railway cottages. Gillingham. Dorset.
At the time of his death he was single, and living with his sister Miss Annie Jukes at
5 Clarence Street Brighton.
Louis joined the Royal Sussex Regiment in September 1915.
He was wounded, and taken to clearing station no.41 in France ,where he sadly died of his wounds.
for his great niece Gill Russell and his very proud family.
Pte William Jones 03/05/1917 aged 36
Son of Robert and Mary Jones, of Bomere Heath, Shrewsbury; husband of Edith Eleanor Jones, of 2, Rectory Cottages, Pontesbury, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
for his great grandson Richard Overton
Pte Charles Betchley 11/04/1917
husband of Gertrude Lucy Betchley,
Manor Farm Cottages, Wantage erkshire, (now Oxfordshire)
For Trevor Hancock, Wantage xfordshire U.K


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