IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

GOUZEAUCOURT New British Cemetery (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Photo Courtesy Alain Octavie (Fr)
Bmb George Innes 20/09/1918
Pte Albert Williams 13/09/1918
Albert was the son of Mr and Mrs Williams of 57, Frederick Street, Walsall.
His bn relieved the 7th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment in the front line trenches at Gouzeaucourt during Wednesday 11/09/1918.
On the day of Albert’s death the Germans made a small attack on the lines, this being beaten off with losses to the Germans.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte William Patrick Roach 13/12/1917
William was the son of John and Sarah Roach of 4, Back 30, High Street, Walsall.
Serving in France for only six weeks before his death near Gouzeaucourt, the circumstances of his death were outlined in a letter to his parents:
“It happened on the night of December 13, when we were being relieved.
A shell landed in the middle of the platoon causing a number of casualties and when we had time to attend to the wounded we discovered that your poor boy had been killed.”
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Frederick Astin 08/10/1918
Frederick was the son of Henry and Charlotte Maria Astin of New Road, Walsall Wood.
He was a married man with 2 children residing in Vigo Road, Walsall Wood.
Frederick was mortally wounded while serving in the area of Cheneaux Wood, near La Vacquerie.
At this time his bn was making attacks in the area, these successfully gaining their objectives.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall Wood
Capt Frederick Stewart Higson MC 21/06/1895 - 31/08/1917
for Simon Coxall
and the Bancrofts School, Woodford Green, Essex.
More about Frederick here
2nd/Lt Charles Walter Budds 04/09/1895 - 08/09/1918
More about Charles commemorated by Rob Price at
Cpl Robert John Hughes 18/09/1918 aged 33
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte James R. Taylor 18/09/1918
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Thomas Flanaghan 20/09/1918
for his granddaughter Sandra Roberts

914 casualties

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