IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

LILLE Southern Communal Cemetery (Nord France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Plot One
Plot Two

Plot Three

Plot Four
Sister Edith Ann Moorhouse - Australian Army Nursing Service.
Born: in 1886 at Undera.
She trained as a nurse at the Mooroopna General Hospital for 3 years.
She enlisted as a Staff Nurse in the AANS in 1915.
On the 16/1/17 she sailed for England,
and on to France on the 8/2/17,
where she was posted to the 14th Stationary Hosp. 26/9/17
saw her transferred to the 2nd Aust Gen Hosp.
She was promoted to Sister on the 1/10/18.
On the 13/11/18 she was transferred to the 39th Stat. Hosp
this time as a patient, suffering from Influenza & Pneumonia.
Edith died here on the 24/11/18 of Pneumonia, at the age of 32.
(Thanks to Frev - Australia)
Capt Michael Alfred Raymond Trotobas 27/11/1943 Aged 29
The grave and details, Section 92A.
Pte Harry Stanton 08/05/1918 aged 20
Employed by the Walsall Munitions Company, Pleck Road, Walsall, Harry enlisted in the Army at Walsall in 04/1917 and was drafted to France in 03/1918.
At this time he lived with his parents at 81, Long Street, Walsall.
Harry was wounded in action and captured by the Germans during their spring offensive of 03/1918, most probably during Monday 15/04/1918 when he was reported as missing.
Removed to Lille War Hospital he later succumbed to his injuries.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Aaron Hayward 02/11/1914
Aaron was born in Stoke on Trent to James and Fanny Hayward later of 44, High Street, Bloxwich, his father being a coal miner.
He was educated at Elmore Green School, Bloxwich.
He enlisted in the Army at Bloxwich and had served eight years at the time of his death, part of his service being in Gibraltar, being drafted to France on Sunday 04/10/1914.
Pte Faulkner, who resided at Wisemore, Walsall, wrote home with details of Aaron’s experiences. He stated that following some heavy fighting on Monday 26/10/1914, Aaron had been badly wounded in the arm and leg.
He further stated that the Germans had captured Aaron and, it would appear, taken him to Lille Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Cpl Thomas Frederick Ecclestone 17/11/1918 aged 26
Thomas was born in Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire, the son of Charles and Agnes Zillah Eccleston of 12, Marlborough Street, Bloxwich, his father being a coal miner.
He was educated at Elmore Green School.
Thomas was, prior to enlisting in the Army during 04/1915, a coal miner and then a member of Walsall Borough Police Force, a position he held for 14 months.
He succumbed to influenza and pneumonia at Lille shortly after the Armistice.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Pte Norman Sawyer 26/05/1940 aged 21
Son of John William and Florence Sawyer, of Annfield Plain, Co. Durham.
for Jim Tuckwell
Pte Eldred Searing 25/04/1918
for his great nephew Paul Searing
Pte Harold James Foreman 19/04/1918 aged 22
L/Cpl Vincent Paul Steen 04/06/1940 aged 30
He was the son of Francis Stein (Anglicised to Steen) and Winifred McDermott and brother to Augustine, Marie, Philip, Edward, Katherine, Francis, John Patrick, Wilhelmina and Winifred.
for his great niece Liz Bean


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