IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

DUNKIRK Memorial (Dunkerque) (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Engraved glass window in the chapel, commemorating the evacuation.
L/Cpl George Leonard Barnes 30/05/1940 aged 32.
George was from Stockingford Nr Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Pte William arthur Challis 27/05/1940 aged 21.
William was from Atherstone, Warwickshire, England.
Pte Thomas Pratt 20/05/1940 aged 21.
Thomas was from Atherstone, Warwickshire, England.
For Mrs Kim Hitchiner.
Pte Thomas Henry Lakin 05/06/1940 aged 22
Pte Harold Leslie Webb 19/05/1940 aged 20
Harold enlisted the same day, 08/05/1939 than his brother in law, Pte Frank Tranter, they served in the 8th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Rgt, Frank was killed on the 21/05/1940 and is buried in Calonne Com. Cem., Belgium.
for Harold's nephew, Phil Bird
Pte John James Coombes 31/05/1940 aged 20
for his niece Sarah Cahill
Spr Cecil Pinnington Hall 10/1915 - 17/06/1940
Cecil was born in Chester, Cheshire.
He was lost on the SS Lancastria off the coast of St. Nazaire.
for his sister Mary and nephew Pete Cox and family
Gnr Raymond Harold Geall 12/04/1945 aged 24
He was a POW held in Stalag XXA, Thorn in Poland after the battle of Dunkirk and was there for the duration of the war.
Liberated, it seems he was lost in the woods and was never seen again.
for his niece Lesley Hubbard and family
Pte Ernest Hall 27/05/1940 aged 39
for his grandson Rob
Pte Wilfred Roberts 11/06/1940
He was born 13th May 1917 in Kingston Upon Hull, Yorkshire, England.
He was the son of Ernest and Ellen Agnes Roberts and a brother to many siblings.
for his sister Jean Iris Barratt nee Roberts
Pte Leonard Spittlehouse 30/05/1940 aged 30
Leonard was an Army Regular and served in India 8 years prior to Dunkirk.
His Father, Gnr Thomas Henry Spittlehouse was killed at the Battle of the Somme on 25/07/1916 aged 33.
He is buried in Carnoy Military cemetery.
for his great nephew Philip Spittlehouse

4 507 casualties

IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.

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