IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

H. A. C. Cemetery (Ecoust St Mein) (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Photo Courtesy Peter Bennett (UK)
Sjt Charles Addison 31/08/1918 aged 34
L/Cpl Joseph Richard Gore 30/03/1917 aged 35
He was son of Joseph and Eliza Anne Gore, he left a wife, Isabella Maud Gore and three children, Joseph Richard, Maud Ethel and Georgina aged 1 year.
for his great niece Tina Tyler
Pte Robert Henery Redman 29/08/1918
(left photo in 1914, right one in 1918)
Robert visited by his great nephew Grahame Bell, who proudly served the British Army during 22 years being Sergeant in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (seated first left)

Pte William Bentley Buck 01/04/1917
Born in Darfield, Yorkshire, William was the only son of Frank Bentley and Emily Buck of ‘Merrivale’, 57, Lichfield Road, Walsall.
The family later resided at 30, Westbourne Street, Walsall and ‘Ingleston’, Mellish Road, Walsall.
Twice rejected on medical grounds, William finally attested on Thursday 31/08/1916 being placed on reserve.
He was mobilised on Wednesday 20/09/1916 and drafted to France on Sunday 24/12/1916 being killed by the bursting of a shell while in the area of Ecoust-St. Mein.
William is commemorated on the family grave at Rushall Parish Church.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall

2nd/Lt Charles Ferris Beverland 04/12/1916
foe Dave Donatelli (Can.)
Lt Tommy Byers (who survived the war), 2nd/Lt Beverland and a non identified Officer in 1916. 2nd/Lt Beverland and Lt Barton in France (1916).
Gnr William Henry Robinson 04/05/1917 aged 35
William, 11th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery was the eldest son of Joseph and Sophia Robinson of 167 Glenfarg Road, Catford.
Following his death his major wrote to his family describing how he met his end, stating that a shell striking and exploding in the gun pit, instantaneously killing all in the pit.
He went on to say:
“We miss your son very very much and the sad happening cast quite a gloom over the battery.
Your son was most popular amongst his comrades owing to his good living habits, his cheerful disposition at all times, and he won the admiration of his officers for his conscientious methods, and untiring devotion to duty”.
His brother Sjt Leonard Alfred Robinson 09/04/1917 is buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)


824 casualties

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