IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
POELCAPELLE British Cemetery (Poelkapelle) (West Vlaanderen Belgium)
Page 1 The Pictures
Page 2 List of casualties
|Pte Robert Christmas Jones 09/10/1917
for Kevin and Linda O'Marah, Gwynedd, North Wales.
Yn y Llythyr canlynol y derbyn iwyd y newydd trist o’i golli : ---
|Headquarters, New Zealand Discharge
Torquay, November 29th 1917.
|Private John Condon (Royal Irish Regiment) 24 th
May 1915 Aged 14
Believied the youngest British casualty of WW1
|2nd Lieutenant Hugh Gordon Langton (4th Bn London Rgt) 26 October 1917 Aged 32|
|Mjr Roger Alvin Poore 26/09/1917 aged 47
For the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
|Lt Harold Firth 09/10/1917 aged 25
Harold was the son of Luther and Mary Firth of 63, Eshton Terrace, Keighley, Yorkshire, his father being the headmaster of Eastwood School, Keighly.
He was married to Dorothy Eleanor Cartlidge at Walsall on Thursday 11/01/1917, she being the only daughter of Howard Victor and Elizabeth Ann Cartlidge of 50, Stafford Street, Walsall.
Drafted to France in 02/1917, Harold was killed on the first day of the Battle of Poelcapelle.
for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
|Pte Reuben Wagner 02/08/1917 aged 25
Reuben was taylor, maried with two children.
He was sent to France in 06/1916 and was already wounded on 03/09/1916.
His Lieutenant, writing to his wife said:
"I greatly regret having to tell you that your husband was killed near Ypres.
He was helping to dig a trench when he was killed by a shell, and his death was instantaneous.
He suffered no pain."
Extract of the notice of Reuben's death, first published in the 30/08/1917 Stockport County Borough Express.
for his grandson Ray Travers, great grandson Michael Travers and family
IF You have a casualty picture, please send me a copy, I'll be glad to show it on this page.
IF You want a king size copy of this picture (300/900 ko - 2592/1944 pixels) please e-mail me.
Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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