IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

SERRE ROAD Cemetery N°2 (Somme France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Cpl Lewis Garside 08/07/1916 Aged 37
Pte Alfred Sumner KiA 21/10/1916 aged 39
Son of Albert and Katherine Sumner, husband of Emma Sumner
From the people of Hartfield and Colmans Hatch
L/Cpl James Dawson 13/11/1916 aged 24
James was the son of John and Hannah Dawson of 4, Blakenall Heath, Blakenall and as a boy attended Elmore Green School, Bloxwich.
Employed as a miner at the Aldridge Colliery, he enlisted in the Army at Walsall on Monday 25/08/1913.
During his service he was wounded five times, the first occasion being at St. Quentin when he was struck in the head and hands by shrapnel which also smashed his rifle to pieces. Invalided home he returned to his battalion in December 1914.
He was again invalided home on Monday 28/12/1914 suffering from diphtheria.
During the Somme offensive he was wounded in the head.
He had only just returned to his bn when he was killed during a bn attack along Redan Ridge, a German strongpoint north of Beaumont Hamel.
for June Wilcox and family
and for Graeme Clarke and the people of Walsall
Drummer Alexander William Burr 01/07/1916 aged 18
for his 1st cousin 2x removed, Karen Francis
Alexander, standing with his uncle, Sgt Leonard Olivier Burr also died on 01/07/1916 aged 24 and remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Alexander (seated) with two unknowns pals.
Please, thank you to help us to identify the two others soldiers of the Royal Warwickshire Rgt.
Pte George Herbert Garnett 08/10/1916 aged 29
His name was read at the tower of London for the WW1 centenary.
for his great granddaughter Sarah Walker

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