IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

GORRE British and Indian Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

The Indian Plot.
Pte H. Betts 28/06/1916
For Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse UK)
Pte Frank Taylor 04/08/1916 aged 19
For Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse UK)
Cpl Thomas Johnson KIA 09/04/1918
Thomas was one of four brothers and one brother in law, all born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire.
Three survived the war, his brother Denny is buried in St Pierre Cemetery (Amiens).
For his nephew Malcolm Johnson
L/Cpl Thomas Stonehouse 06/07/1916 aged 21
(far left)
Pte Alfred William Bayliss 22/06/1916 aged 19
(far right)
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Rfm Alfred Edward Green 06/08/1916 aged 30
His former wooden cross, "dog tag" and "Dead Penny"
for his great grandson Garry Brown
Rfm Harry Stenton 25/03/1918 aged 19
He fell near his best friend who has never forgoten him 
Sjt George Henry Lester DCM 22/07/1917 aged 22
George was the son of Harry and Sarah Ann Lester of 41, Margaret Street, Walsall.
Called up on reserve, he was drafted to France on Tuesday 26/01/1915 where he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallantry in the field during Thursday 25/01/1917 when in trenches near Courcelette.
On the day of his death his bn were in the line in the Givenchy-La Bassée Sector in what the War Diary records as a day of ‘normal trench warfare’
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Spr Obadiah Rowley OWLEY 04/01/1916
A miner at the Cannock Chase Colliery, Obadiah was a married man residing at Bridge Street, Clayhanger with his wife and two children.
Serving in a tunnelling coy, Obadiah was killed whilst his coy were engaged in mining works at Givenchy Works, Gorre.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall wood
Pte Arthur Leslie Hinckley Turner 28/11/1916
Arthur was the youngest son of John and Ellen Louisa Turner of Park Road, off Birmingham Road, Walsall.
Enlisting in the Army at Birmingham, Arthur was drafted to France where he was killed near Bethune.
His brother, who was a Second Lieutenant in the same bn, wrote home to his father:
“You have a terrible task before you to break the news to poor mother, Leslie is dead.
I can hardly write it.
He was shot through the head by a sniper this morning (November 28) at 11 o’clock.
He must have felt no pain.
He remained alive for one and a quarter hours, but was never conscious, so far as I can tell.
I was with him from within a quarter of an hour.
He will have a military funeral tomorrow, and will be buried among his comrades who have gone before him.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Charles F. Dickson 14/02/1915 aged 20
for Alasdair J. Malcolm
Pte Edwin Thomas Beddoes 05/07/1916 aged 20
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Frederick Sidney Rowe 06/07/1916
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen


893 casualties

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