IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

LE CATEAU Military Cemetery (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Two German nurses are buried here: Minna Durssen 19/08/1917 & Lina Nickel 11/12/1917
A British grave in the German Cemetery, An Unknown 03/10/1918
Pte William James Lavery 17/10/1918
for Robert Lavery and Family (Belfast, Northern Ireland)
Pte John Grundy 15/12/1917 aged 19
Lt James David Ralston Gilkison 26/08/1914
his brother, Capt. Dugald Stewart Gilkison died less than one month later and is buried in Vendresse British cem.
for his great niece Deirdre Gilkison McElroy
Pte James Sutton 27/10/1918 aged 22
James was the son of James Jonah and Emma Sutton of 213, Pleck Road, Walsall.
Employed by Walker Brothers Limited of Pleck Road, Walsall, James enlisted at Wednesbury in the Royal Field Artillery with service number 99761 and transferred at some stage in his service to the 6th Bn, Leinster Rgt, with service number 10426, and then to the Gloucestershire Rgt. He saw active service throughout the Gallipoli campaign, in Salonica, Egypt and in France.
Between Monday 21/10/1918 and Wednesday 30/10/1918 James’s bn were in billets at Le Cateau.
The men, however, were engaged on work repairing the Le Cateau-Richmont Hill-Forest road and the Le Cateau-Corbeau-Forest road, clearing debris and maintaining the thoroughfare.
Others in the bn were ‘loaned’ to the Royal Engineers to assist in the construction of bridges.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Gordon R. Diplock 29/03/1918
He was from Groombridge, Kent.
for his great niece Cherry Repath
The German Soldatenfriedhof next to Le Cateau Military
Sergeant Richard Meinigen 08/10/1918
Johann Huber of  Wilhelm Steinbach ? 01/10/1918
Vizefeldwebel (Sergeant) Otto Reinhardt 10/09/1918


511 casualties

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