IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

FLESQUIERES HILL British Cemetery (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Private George Andrew Sussum (VII. A. 8.)
G. A. Sussum, son of George and Mary Anne Sussum, came from a Cambridge
family, but was for over seventeen years assistant to Messrs. T. A. Brown &
Sons, Costumiers, e.t.c., of High Street, Winchester.
Although over age, he joined the army in April of 1916, and, having
completed a course of training, went to France in January 1917. A few months
later he was invalided home, but returned to the Front on 9th September. On
25th November 1917, the 2nd Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment, with whom he
was serving, were in reserve at Marcoing on completion of operations near
Masnieres, near Cambrai. The following is from The Hampshire Regimental
Journal of January 1918: 'From information which has been communicated by an
officer of the Battalion, it would appear that Pte. Sussum was moving up
with a relief party when a shell fell near them, killing him outright and
wounding others.'
It goes on to say that by his employers '.his death is deeply regretted, no
less than by his friends in the city.' and that '[h]is enthusiasm for sport
was very keen, and he took an active part in the work of the Thursday
Football League (of which he was Hon. Secretary).' Private Sussum was
forty-two years of age
The photo (headstone) and the text about Private G. A. Sussum
are not free of copyright .
They are property of Mr H. C. F. Pattenden and can not be used for any usage.

The webmaster thanks Mr Pattenden for his permission to use them.
Cpl Stanley George Bird 27/09/1918 aged 21
Son of George and Maria Bird of 42 Denny Road, Lower Edmonton, London.
for Mike Bird
Pte Arthur Ernest Brimson 08/10/1918
Arthur was born in Aldershot, Hampshire, he enlisted in Holloway,(Islington) London. He died of wounds probably at the Battle of Cambrai.
For David Brimson
L/Cpl Arthur Joseph Pridgeon 15/12/1889 - 27/09/1918
He was born in London, he joined the 9th London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) in 05/1915, later transferring to the 2/20th.
This photograph was probably taken in mid. 1918 shortly before the Regiment returned from Palestine to the western front.
for his great nephew Tony van der Spiegel
L/Cpl george Charles Foot DCM 03/09/1897 - 20/11/1917
Gnr Joseph Cheverton 20/11/1897 - 20/11/1917
Gnr William Galway 29/05/1892 - 20/11/1917
Gnr Frederick W. Tipping 10/04/1881 - 20/11/1917
Pte Walter G. Robinson 02/01/1898 - 20/11/1917
Rfm William Ronald Mennell 27/09/1918 aged 33
Pte John Airey 27/09/1918 aged 20
He was born on 26/09/1898 and died only one day after his 20th birthday.
for his nephew John Mortimer Airey, his great nephew Mark St John Airey and his great great nephew Daniel Philip John Airey

589 casualties


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