IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

KEMMEL CHATEAU Cemetery (Kemmel)(West Vlaanderen Belgium)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte Thomas Murden 21/04/1915
for Anthony Bagshaw (Mansfield Woodhouse (U.K.)
Pte Walter Hunt 24/04/1915 Aged 20
Pte Edward Ernest Skeats 16/02/1915 Aged 36
L/Cpl Frederick James Allen KIA 15/10/1917 aged 33
For his Great Nephew Bryan Allen
Pte W. Long 21/07/1915 aged 25
Son of the Late William Long; husband of Florence Louisa Smith. of 43 Mill Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk.
for Mike Bird
Pte Robert Woolley 30/04/1916 aged 23
Robert, son of George and Margaret Woolley of "The Craig" Clovenfords, SCOTLAND, was a police officer with the Northumberland Constabulary from 1913- 1915. He left to join the Gordon Highlanders in 1915.
For his niece, Mrs Ann Craine (South Dakota, USA)
Sjt Augustine John Hackett KIA 19/02/1917 aged 21
Pte John William Wright 20/04/1915 aged 18
John was born in Bilisthorpe, and lived in Mansfield, Notts.
He landed in France, 02/03/1915, and was killed by a sniper, less than two month after.
For his great nephew Nicholas J. Bennett, Mansfield.
Capt Cuthbert Hayward Kirkus KIA 31/07/1917 aged 37
He leaving a widow, Ethel Blanche and four young children at home in Madingley, Eastham.
For his great-granddaughter, Nicola Haye
Pte Ove Krag-Juel-Vind-Fris 10/10/1890 - 15/11/1915
Ove was a Danish Count enlisted as Private, he was born in Copenhagen DK .
His epitaph comes from a famous Danish verse from a "burial song".
"Nu lukker jeg mit øje, Guds fader i det høje, i varetægt mig tag"
(I now close my eyes. Good in the Heaven, take me into your care)
for Jørgen Flintholm (Copenhagen DK)
L/Cpl John Richard Maddocks 13/01/1915 aged 26
A native of Wolverhampton, John lived with his parents, John Richard and Kate Mary Maddocks, at 131, Bescot Road, Walsall, his father being employed as a blacksmith and his mother as a leather stitcher.
Called up on reserve on Tuesday 04/08/1914 after 18 months service, John was drafted to France on Wednesday 12/08/1914.
He was promoted the day before his death.
John fell victim to a sniper whilst in the trenches at Spanbroekmolen near Kemmel.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall


1 131 casualties

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