IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

DUNKIRK Town Cemetery (Dunkerque) (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

British plots in the civilian cemetery
Egyptian and Indian plots in the civilian cemetery
British plots near the Dunkirk Memorial (in background)
L/Sjt Alfred Frederick French 31/05/1940 aged 36
The son of Henry and Maria French, husband of Dorothy Kathleen French, of Brighton, Sussex.
Alfred served pre war and was awarded a Long Service Good Conduct Medal.
for Jim Tuckwell
Apprentice Robert Walton Hodgkins 22/05/1916 aged 20
Acting Third Mate (Officer) on the H.M.T. “Lord Strathcona”, Mercantile Marine.
Robert was the eldest son of Ernest John and Ann Hodgkinsof 138, Bloxwich Road, Walsall.
He first went to sea in 1913 at 18 years of age serving aboard the “Lord Sefton”.
Her Captain then took command of His Majesty’s Transport “Lord Strathcona”, a 7,335 ton merchant vessel which had been taken over by the government for the duration, and requested that Robert join him. Robert did so as the Third Officer.
On Saturday 20/05/1916 the “Lord Strathcona” was in dock at Dunkirk when the German 1st and 3rd Air Squadrons made an air raid. The ship was hit by what has been described as ‘a poison bomb’.
The only casualty aboard the ship was Robert, who apparently died two days later.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Guardsman Harold King 19/06/1913 - 01/06/1940
Harold was a bachelor, the son of Harry and Sarah Antcliff King (nee Pettit).
He spent his early childhood in Doncaster.
Harold was over 6' 2'' tall and had the nickname of Tarzan His height allowed him to join the Coldstream Guards in the 1930s.
He returned to the colours in 1939 on the outbreak of war.
On the eve of his departure Harold stood before a large mirror in the `White Swan` public house and said 'Take a good look at that man because you'll never see him again.
I'm going to France tomorrow and I'm never coming back...sadly he was right.
information from Scotter Parish Council.
for Jim Tuckwell
Pte Valentine James Anderson 07/04/1916 aged 21
He was the son of James and Ada Anderson, brother of Pte Herbert Anderson.
for his nephew Mike buckless
Pte Frank Abdey 01/10/1917 aged 28
for Mark Dinan
Pte Kenneth William Allen 19/08/1942 aged 20
Son of Myrtle Allen, of Port Credit, Ontario, Canada.
for Mark Dinan
Sub-Lieutenant Clifford Davidson Wallace 18/08/1942 aged 22
Son of Oates Crosby Saunders Wallace and Irene Myrtle Davidson Wallace, of Hampstead, Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
for Mark Dinan
Pte Reginald Donald Woodley 19/08/1942
The son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Woodley, he was born in Toronto, he enlisted in 03/1940.
for Mark Dinan


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