IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden

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

TERLINCTHUN British Cemetery (Wimille) (Pas de Calais France)

Page 1 The Pictures

Page 2 List of Casualties

Pte William Airth Stirton 31/08/1918 aged 18
For Cy Pirie and Mrs Margaret Stirton, aged 83
2nd/Lt Fred Leonard Perrett 01/12/1918 aged 27
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte G. F. Bedford 24/11/1918
Pte Joseph Stead 19/10/1918
for his great grandson Tim Waterhouse
Pte Alfred Davison 1892 - 10/10/1918
Alfred was son of Charles Davison & Ellen Grace Davison (nee Bullen).
for Trevor Davison (Aus.)
Rfm William Bryce 27/11/1918 aged 20
He was the son of William and Isabella Bryce of 113 Minard Road, Hither Green.
He had attended Sandhurst Road School and St. Dunstan’s College where he had been a member of the cadet force.
William joined the 3rd Bn London Rifle Brigade in 02/1917 and went to France in July the same year.
He was severely wounded in the right leg during the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), and after convalescing he was transferred to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps.
He returned with them to France in 07/1918, and was involved in a lot of fighting on the Western Front.
He was gassed on the 06/11/1918 and succumbed to its effects on the 27th.
On the 13/12/1918, The Catford Journal And Bellingham Weekly News published his obituary, stating “He was a bright lad, and took a healthy interest and participated in all kinds of athletics. He was an only son, and is deeply mourned by his family”.
William is commemorated on a war memorial at St. Andrew’s Church on Torridon Road in Catford.
for Kevin Loughnane (Catford Roll of Honour)
Pte James "Jim" Thomas Turner 15/03/1899 - 11/06/1918
James was born Ararat, Victoria, Australia to William and Priscilla Turner.
On the 06/09/1917 his parents consented to James enlisting, but did not want him seeing active service until he turned 19 in the 03/1918.
He joined on 13/11/1917.
On the 22/11/1917 James embarked on the HMAS Nestor out of Melbourne with the 20th Reinforcement of the 24th Battalion bound for England.
On the 24/01/1918, he arrived at the medium-sized village in southwest Wiltshire, England called Fovant where he stayed at the Army Training Camp for just over 3 months.
On the 05/05/1918 James moved by train onto the English town of Folkestone in Kent.
Two days later he moved to the Allied military camp, in Etaples in France.
From 03/1918 the 24th Battalion was fighting as part of The German Spring Offensive on the Western Front in France with Operation Michael.
On the 01/06/1918 he was wounded in action (Gassed) and went by Ambulance Train to the No. 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne.
After 7 days in hospital, James passed away on the 11/06/1918 at age 19.
for his great nephew Noel Joseph Turner (Werribee, Victoria, Aus.) and family
James, sitting right, aged 10 with Turner family.
He had 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Samuel, Will, Maud, Maggie, Mabel, Daisy, Dave and Minnie).
Jim young enlisted; aged 16 and with his eldest brother David.
James, circled, with the 20th reinforcement of the 24th Bn AIF.
Spr Louis Willby Kemp 12/12/1918 aged 33
He was born at East Bradenham, Norfolk, England, the son of Alfred John & Maria Kemp.
He left a widow and one child, a son.
for Mrs Valerie Tranfield
L/Cpl Wiliam Coram MM 29/10/1918
His son fought in World War II and survived, passing in 2000.
for his great grandson Rob Coram
Pte William Thomas Churchill 28/10/1918 aged 39
for the Royal Welch fusiliers & Dr H.J. Krijnen
Pte Dennis Stevens 28/09/1893 - 11/07/1918
He is remembered on the St Peter's Old Woking G.W.M. Roll of Honour by Pete Smee
and the Surrey County Council Heritage Conservation Team
Pte Oliver Abe Compton 31/07/1918 aged 23
The true "ANZAC" spirit, he never gave up supporting his fellow servicemen and country, after being injured in the Gallipoli landing on 30/04/1915, and again wounded in France on 07/11/1916, he returned again, and was seriously wounded a 3rd time, sadly, his last time.
Oliver died from gun shot wounds to the right thigh, which resulted in an amputation, at the 8th Stationary Hospital, Wimereux.
Two of Oliver’s brothers also died in WW1 before him, Reginald Clyde Compton (Gallipoli, 19/09/1915) & Albert Charles Compton (Egypt, 03/04/1918).
Three brothers lost in WW1, sadly, a huge sacrifice made by the Compton family from Junee, NSW Australia.
for Michael Nesbitt, Great Grand son of Oliver’s sister, Amy May (Compton) Nesbitt.
On behalf of the ‘Nesbitt’ family, Inverell, NSW Australia.
Sjt Charles Alfred James Rice 29/01/1919 aged 27
Charles had already been injured twice.
Left in 1918 with his wife Nellie (1893 - 1975), who never married again and their twins Joan (1916-2015) and Betty (1916-2009), with descendants in England, Wales, Australia, Sweden and Brazil.
for his grandchildren Penny Kenton-Russ (Sweden) & Michael Mercer (Australia) and the whole family

3 677 casualties

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