IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

GREVILLERS British Cemetery (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Sec. Lt Arthur Valintine Steel 05/11/1916 Aged 20.
Pte Frederick Apps 17/04/1917 Age: 29
Pioneer James Plaskett 01/12/1917
For his Great Granddaughter Mandy Palmer
Lt Richard Henry Moore 21/03/1918
He was born 19/05/1898
For Avalon Eastman
Oundle School Roll of Honour
Rfm Robert Marshall Hamilton KIA 26/08/1918
Robert was born 20/11/1897 in Gullane, East Lothian, Scotland. He emigrated in New Zealand in 1908. He joined the NZEF 27/02/1917
Lt Henry Samuel McDougall Sanson 24/08/1918 aged 24
Sjt Andrew John Neville Cosbrook MM KIA 03/09/1918 aged 25
For Anne Maxwell nee Cosbrook
S/Lt Cyril Edwin Spinks 04/10/1918 aged 22
Cyril was born in 1896 in Hornsey, north London.
He was fiance with Doris Edna Faithfull, but member of the 11th Squadron Royal Flying Corps, was KIA before they could get maried.
For Doris's granddaughter, Lindsay Ellis
Sjt Arthur Herbert Mellar 19/10/1918 aged 22
for his great niece Jeni Palmer
Sgt Alexander Kerr Cramond 15/05/1917 aged 23
Sjt John Edward Hern 22/08/1917
Pte Frederick Obadiah Nicholls 06/10/1918 aged 19
Pte Albert Horne DoW 07/05/1917 aged 19
for his great niece Karen Pickering (nee Horne) and family 
The Sacrifice of the Australian Bartram Family
Pte Arnold Roy Bartram 13/05/1917 aged 21
L/Cpl Reginald Percy Bartram 04/10/1917 aged 36
Commemorated on the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial
Sgt Raymond Everard Bartram 07/06/1917 aged 23
buried in Messines Ridge British Cemetery
Pte Cyril George Bartram
Returned to Australia on 27/07/1917 due to illness
and lonely survivor of the Bartram Brothers
Left to right: Reginald Percy, Arnold Roy and Raymond Everard
for their great niece Christine Matthews and family
Pte Arthur Bird 01/10/1918 aged 20
A native of Walsall Wood, Arthur was the son of Samuel Thomas and Eliza Bird of Salters Road, Walsall Wood.
He was mortally wounded during attacks on the Canal du Nord having served at the front for only 3 weeks.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall Wood
Rfm James Sidney Allen 28/09/1918 aged 19
James was the son of James and Evelyn Allen of 14, High Street, Bloxwich.
Drafted to France on Tuesday 02/04/1918 he was wounded during the Battle of the Canal du Nord and removed to either the 34th, 49th or 56th Casualty Clearing Stations at Grevillers where he succumbed.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Ralph Frank William Parker DoW 07/10/1918 Aged 26
Ralph Was Born On the 07/10/1898 and the only Son to Frank William and Harriet Parker Of Kent Street, Carterton, NZ.
He Attested to the 32nd Reinforcements, Auckland Infantry Regiment, N.Z.E.F on the 19/5/1917.
On Arrival to England from NZ he was Hospitalised with Rubella on the 26/1/1918.
Ralph After being declared Fit For the Field, Must of had a Good night out on the Town as he lost a Days Pay as he was AWOL from Dusk till Dawn before leaving for the Front on the 02/02/1918.
He was twice wounded - the first on the 22/07/1918 with a Contusion to the Right Hand from a shell and rejoined the unit a week later.
He was reported Wounded on the 01/10/1918 and was taken to the 49th Casualty Clearing Station at Grevillers.
where he finally succumbed to the Penetrating Gun Shot Wound to the Chest and Died on his Birthday a young man aged 26.
"As long as someone says there name they live on"
For Wayne McCallum
Pte Albert Harold Bald 23/02/1897 - 16/04/1917
Son of David and Charlotte Jane (nee Serle) Bald of Burrungull, via Mt Gambier, South Australia.
He was born near Millicent, South Australia.
Enrolled on 24/08/1915 in Adelaide.
for his nephew Graeme Robert Bald and great niece Gai Marie Guy
Pte Horace Stewart Tucker 05/05/1917 aged 20
Son of Samuel and Mary Matilda Tucker, he was born in Birdwood (former Blumberg).
He enlisted in Adelaide on 15/08/1915, disembarked in France on 03/04/1916.
Horace served in a Machine Gun Coy and was wounded in action.
He died in No 3 Casualty Clearing Station.
His two brothers also served:
Dvr Norman Samuel Tucker who survived the war;
L/Cpl Rupert George Tucker MM who also served in a Machine Gun Coy, he was awarded the Military Medal for bravery on the field, on 17/04/1917, was wounded in action and died on 13/10/1917. He is buried in Lijssenthoek Mil. Cem.
for Benton Tucker, Norman's grandson and Horace and Rupert's great nephew.
Cpl (Farrier) William Evans 27/04/1917 aged 32
He was from a small mining village, Treorchy, before the war he was a very talentuous blacksmith.
for his great grandson Richard Jones
Memorials cherissed by the family with his portrait and wooden cross and his last postal card sent from the Western front where William wrote: "Dear wife and children, I wish you goodbye, going tonight. Will."
Pte Walter Newberry MM 17/02/1889 - 30/09/1918
he was born in Hemyock (Nr Wellington), England.
for his great grandson Lee Newberry
Pte Hector Edward Irwin 08/05/1917 aged 21
Hector was born in Lichfield, the son of Henry and Annie Irwin of 23, Ivanhoe Road, Lichfield, his father being a brewer’s labourer.
He emigrated to Australia in 1913 and settled in Ingham, Queensland.
Hector was mortally wounded during Thursday 03/05/1917 during attacks on Bullecourt and died in the 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station at Grevillers.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Lichfield
Pte Stanley Harold Fidge 06/05/1917 aged 25
He was born in Swanreach, a single man, he was farmer when he enlisted on 23/05/1916.
He was sent overseas on 10/04/1917 and joined his unit in France on 30/04/1917.
Stanley was wounded in action at Bullecourt, less than a week later and died the same day at the 3rd Australian casualty clearing station.
for his great nephew Gary Dunbar
The Fidge family c. 1905, Left to right:
mother, Ada Rose (nee Davis, b. 1871)
Ada Myrtle (b. 1895, grandmother of Gary Dunbar),
Adeline Maud (b. 1899),
Stanley Harold (1892-1917),
Wilfred Lewis (b. 1893),
Florence Mildred (b. 1902),
father Lewis Fidge (1866-1936),
baby Frederick Clifford Norman (1904-1981)
Olive Jane (b. 1897).
Baby Frederick was a 'Rat of Tobruk' in World War 2, No. VX22171 (under the name Norman Frederick Fidge).
Dvr Sydney Porritt 02/10/1918 aged 20
for his great great niece Angelique Hatchman

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