IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit of Commonwealth graves in Communals Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
RUE PETILLON Military Cemetery (Fleurbaix) (Pas de Calais France)
Page 1 The Pictures
Page 2 List of Casualties
Harry Marsh 21/04/1918 aged 30
for Anthony Bagshaw Mansfield Woodhouse (U.K.)
|Pte Harold Smith 16/02/1915
A death notice from his family:
"A loving Husband and Daddy,
None breathed more true and kind,
But tis sweet to know we meet again,
Where parting is no more,
And that our loved one has only gone before,
So sad, but so true, we cannot tell why
The best are the first who are called on to die,
God took him home, it was his will,
But in our hearts he liveth still."
(Harold was from Burnley, Lancashire).
for Phil Smith (Brisbane, Australia)
|2nd/ Lt. Robert
Emrys Owen 18/09/1918 aged 19
for Iwan Hughes.
On right, Emrys's family grave, at St. Michael's Church, Llanrug, Gwynedd, North Wales.
The epitaph is:
IN LOVING MEMORY
Ellen Owen Dear wife of John R. Owen, Isfryn, Cwm-y-Glo, Who died April 14 1925 aged 57.
Also Robert Emrys Owen. their beloved son, 2nd Lieut. RAF who was killed in France
September 18 1918 aged 19 And was buried in Fleurbaix Cemetery.
"Until the day break, and the shadows flee away."
Also John Robert Owen Who died August 28 1928 Aged 70.
" A short rest, before the dawn."
of a letter that Emrys Owen sent to R.R.Roberts, Fronheulog, Dinorwig
(posted 28 August 1918),a few weeks before he died:
|Pte Albert Roy Bennett Webber 19/07/1916
for his great nephew Simon Mitchell
|Cpl Enoch James Keen 20/07/1916 aged 22|
|Mjr Roy Harrison 20/07/1916 aged 27|
|Pte Albert Stiles 21/07/1916 aged 20
for his great great great niece Joanne
|Coy Qmr Sjt Harry Vernon Cockbill 10/04/1918
Son of Edwin and Mary Anne Cockbill of Oxford, husband of rosa Louise Cockbill of 13 ,Cato road, Balham.
He also served in Egypt (1895) and india (1908).
harry had his children while serving in india.
for his grandson Peter Cockbill, great niece Wendy Mortimer and family
|Harry and his wife Rosa Louise
and Harry sitting second from left with pals of Rgt.
|Pte Esmond Lewis Anderson 20/07/1916
At the time of his death, a very relevant newspaper clipping said:
In Memoriam - Anderson -
In sad but loving memory of my dear son and our dear brother, Private E L Anderson, killed in action France, 20th July 1916. Somewhere in France he is lying, Somewhere in France he fell. He died for the cause of England, and the honor of Australian men. Inserted by his loving mother, sisters and brothers.
In sad but loving memory of our dear brother, Private E L Anderson, killed in action France, 20th July 1916. His King and country called him, The call was not in vain. On Australia's Roll of Honor You will find our hero's name. Inserted by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Blanch and Arthur Chapman (on active service).
for Glennys Gow (Lismore NSW Australia)
|Pte Arthur James Matthews 13/05/1916
Arthur was born on 11/09/1881 in Breadalbane, New South Wales, Australia, the son of Thomas A. and ElizabethMartha Matthews.
He married Florence Jane Elizabeth Kelly on 29/01/1906 in Sydney, New South Wales.
Former Labourer from Goulburn, NSW,, he enlisted on 18/12/1914.
He embarked with the 3rd Reinforcements on 11/02/1915 aboard HMAT Seang Choon (A49).
Arthur suffered a shrapnel wound to his right foot between 06-09/08/1915 in Gallipoli, Turkey and was admitted to Military Hospital, New End, Hampstead, London, England on 04/09/1915.
On recovery He rejoined his unit in January 1916, he disembarked in Marseilles, France on 30/03/1916.
He was killed in action in Fleurbaix, France.
for his cousin Brian and Julie Kelly
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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