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St George's Memorial Church
Their New Bells
Under the inspiration, driving force and dedication of Alan Regin, St George’s Memorial Church now has a new set of bells and these, in comparison to those they replaced, are capable of being rung.

Alan has been Steward of the Central Council Rolls of Honour for several years. He has worked hard to ensure that the rolls are as complete as possible, to the extent that an additional volume was required. He is also responsible for most of the photos and other additional material now forming part of the online version of the Rolls of Honour having visited many of the war cemeteries and memorials around the world where ringers are commemorated (or for some of the more distant ones, such as Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands, persuading other ringers to visit and take photographs when their trips took them nearby). During the centenary period he has organised publication in The Ringing World of monthly lists of ringing casualties for that month a century ago, and been a member of the band for many of the peal and quarter peal attempts organised to commemorate those ringers who lost their lives. It was of particular pleasure to read that Alan’s devotion to campanology has been recognised in the 2018 New Year Honours List and awarded an MBE.

I was delighted to be able to assist with the organization of the delivery of the bells in Ypres but it was not a solo effort. A great deal of help was provided by a host of good people in Ypres that included:
Schepen Verschoore from Ypres Town Council and a member of his staff, Peter Slosse;
Benoit Mottrie, Chairman of the Last Post Association;
Unloading the vehicles at Tyne Cot was arranged by Steven Vandenbussche;
The storage of the vehicles in the Infantry Barracks in Ypres was organised by Kolonel Christophe Onraet and his colleagues on site, Lieutenant Kolonel Carol Vermeulen and members of his staff.

A new ring of 8 bells which have been cast at the world famous bell foundry of John Taylor & Co in Loughborough for St George's Memorial Church in Ypres arrived in Ypres on Tuesday 30th August.

They left Loughborough on Tuesday 22nd August on First World War Dennis and Thornycroft army lorries owned by John Arthur and John Marshall from North Yorkshire. Richard Cockcroft assisted with the driving of the vehicles. Road transport was provided by Stuart Ritchie of E & N Ritchie Hauliers, Co Durham. The bells and lorries were part of the World War One commemorative display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair (from 24th to 28th August inclusive). The Great Dorset Steam Fair sponsored the road transport costs from Loughborough, Leicestershire, to the Great Dorset Steam Fair and then onto Ypres.

The bells and the lorries programme was:

Wednesday 30th August 2017

The Bells will be in Belgium and will travel from Tyne Cot Cemetery to the Menin Gate on the Dennis & Thornycroft lorries were present at the Last Post Ceremony at 8.00pm. The route and timings were:
2.30pm - 4.30pm Tyne Cot Cemetery Parking area
5.10pm - 5.35pm Hooge Crater Cemetery
5.50pm - 6.25pm Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
6.40pm - 7.15pm Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
7.30pm                    Arrive at Menin Gate
8.00pm                   Last Post Ceremony at the Menin Gate  
8.30pm                   Depart Menin Gate       

Thursday 31st August 2017
The Bells travel to St George's Memorial Church on the Dennis & Thornycroft lorries via Ypres Reservoir Cemetery and the Grote Markt, before arriving at the Church:
09.45am – 10.10am Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
10.20am – 10.50am The Grote Markt
11.00am                       Arrive at St George’s Memorial Church

At 5.00pm a special service was held in St George's Memorial Church where the bells were dedicated on the floor of the Church.

The fine tower of St George’s Memorial Church was built to contain change ringing bells, bells controlled by rope and wheel that turn through 360 degrees when they are rung and will be the first of their kind in Belgium. The inscriptions on the bells follow the same pattern of individual or group commemoration found in the church. Each bell has a Poppy motif cast around the shoulder.

The bells were hung in the tower during September and then other work in the tower was completed ready for the final dedication service which was held on:

Sunday 22nd October 2017

The bells were dedicated in the tower at a special service starting at 11.00am. The service was conducted by The Rt. Revd Dr Robert Innes, Bishop in Europe.

Handbells
A set of 16 Victorian handbells that belonged to a Great War Veteran have been donated to the project by John Coles. These will be fully restored by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry and be available to local and visiting ringers.

Memorial Book

Timothy Noad, professional illuminator and calligrapher, has been commissioned to create a Memorial Book that will be on display in the newly panelled ringing room. Each of the 64 inscriptions on the bells will be recorded in the book together with details of the donors.
The Knott Brothers
Captain Henry Basil Knott
9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died on Tuesday 7th September 1915, aged 24
Grave reference V. B. 16, Ypres Town Cemetery.

Basil was born at the Manor House, Newcastle, on Thursday 5th February 1891, younger son of Sir James Knott, 1st Baronet, and Lady Margaret Knott, of Close House, Wylamon-Tyne, who was Member of Parliament for Sunderland in 1910. He was educated privately followed by Eton College as a member of Mr Arthur Conolly Gage Heygate’s House, leaving in 1910. He became a Director in the family shipping company, the Prince Line of Newcastle.
At the outbreak of war Basil volunteered and was commissioned in September 1914 and went into training with his brother at Bovington. He was promoted to Captain and left for Boulogne, France on Thursday 15th July 1915 on the SS Invicta. Basil was sent to northern France to complete his training before crossing the border to begin tours of duty in the front line.
Henry was in action at the Bois Carré, Vierstraat, and was mortally wounded in the head by a rifle bullet and was taken to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station at ‘Remy Sidings’ where he died the next day, and was buried in Poperinghe New Cemetery.
Henry left an estate of £20,196 13s 8d (approximately £1,691,255.00 today).
His father, Sir James, disposed of his company by the end of 1916 after the death of Basil’s brother, Jim and moved to Jersey. It was his wish to have the bodies of both his sons brought back to England but the authorities would not bend, despite him using all the connections and influence he had. Finally, they agreed that both boys would be buried next to each other, and so Basil was exhumed and moved to Ypres Reservoir and his brother brought from Fricourt, France.
There are buried now next to each and both graves carry the same inscription: “Devoted in life, in death not divided”.
Basil and Jim Knott are commemorated on many memorials raised their memory. They include:
In the porch of St George’s Memorial Church, Ypres, there are three plaques to the Knott family including one to their father who donated large sums of money to the church. A trust fund in his memory was created that still operates to this day: www.knott-trust.co.uk
The inscriptions in St George’s Memorial Church read:
“To the glory of God and in memory of his two sons killed in action. Major James Leadbitter Knott, DSO, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment, Captain Henry Basil Knott, 9th Northumberland Fusiliers. This tower was given by Sir James Knott. MDCCCCXXVIIII.”
“To the glory of God and in memory Major James Leadbitter Knott, DSO, 10th West Yorkshire Regiment, Captain Henry Basil Knott, 9th Northumberland Fusiliers, killed in action the bells in this tower were consecrated 11th November 1997.”
They are commemorated at Collercoats, Heddon, and Wylam, a memorial park at Heddon was created by their father. In St James and St Basil, Fenham, Newcastle, a pair of stained glass window show each brother in uniform.
He was recorded in Debretts Obituary — War Roll of Honour published in the 1921 edition.
His eldest brother, Thomas, who was working in New Zealand at the outbreak of war, served during the war and survived. He succeeded to the title and lived in Courtland, Exmouth, Devon.
For further information, see ‘A History of the Knott Family’ by Joan R Duckett, and ‘Pride of the Princes - History of The Prince Line’ by Norman L Middlemiss.

Major James Leadbitter ‘Jim’ Knott, DSO
10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died on Saturday 1st July 1916, aged 33
Grave reference V. B. 15, Ypres Town Cemetery.


Citation for the Distinguished Service Order, London Gazette, Saturday 3rd June 1916:
“War Office, 3 Jun. 1916. His Majesty the King has been graciously pleased to approve of the undermentioned rewards for distinguished service in the field, dated 3 June, 1916.” His name is listed below.

Jim was born on Saturday 2nd December 1882, elder son of Sir James Knott, 1st Baronet, and Lady Margaret Knott, of Close House, Wylamon-Tyne, who was Member of Parliament for Sunderland in 1910. He was educated at Eton College as a member of the Reverend Henry Daman’s and Mr Hugh Vibart Macnaghten’s Houses, leaving in 1900 and then travelled extensively in North America. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director to his father in The Prince Line, a shipping company in Newcastle.
Like his father, Jim took a great interest in politics and was selected as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Liberal-held constituency of Hyde. In 1916 a by-election was called in the seat but Jim gave up the opportunity of being the candidate so that he could remain at the front.
At the outbreak of war Jim volunteered and was gazetted and went into training with his brother at Bovington. He was promoted to Captain on Saturday 21st November 1914.
Early on Wednesday 14th July 1915 Jim arrived in Boulogne and entrained at 3.50pm for Lumbres. He marched with his men to billets in the Ouve area. Jim marched to Arques on Sunday 18th and after resting overnight moved to Steenvoorde. After the tiring march all ranks were delighted to have two days rest before continuing the march across the Belgian border to La Clytte, arriving in the early hours of Friday 23rd. All ranks were sent into the trenches in front of Kemmel for practical training with experienced, battle-hardened troops. On Monday 26th Private Arthur Hall was mortally wounded and died the next day; he was the first to be killed from the Battalion that brought home to everyone the reality of the Western Front — he is buried in Westouter Churchyard and Extension.
The Battalion began its first tour of duty in its own right on Monday 2nd August in the line between the Vierstraat to Wytschaete road and the Verbrandenmolen. At 10.45am a bombardment of the line began and at 11.10am the enemy blew a mine close to ‘B’ Company that wounded Lieutenant Maidlow and four of his men, however two German soldiers were killed! A week later Jim transferred north to support an attack at Hooge. A welcome break from the front line came early on Saturday 14th August when Jim arrived in La Clytte for twelve days of rest and training. When not instructing or organising his mens activities Jim was able to visit Bailleul and enjoy the cafés, concerts, restaurants and other facilities that abounded in the town. The reality of the Western Front returned on Thursday 26th when he marched with his men from La Clytte to relieve the Border Regiment in the front line near ‘Dead Dog Farm’, St Eloi.
The Battalion remained in the sector until the end of October when they were sent to Hooge that was described: “The trenches taken over were in a very bad condition. They had all suffered heavily from both our own and the enemy’s shellfire during the fighting between the end of July and the 25th September. Several trenches had been entirely destroyed and in the support and reserve lines it had not been possible to reconstruct them. North of the Menin Road the trenches varied from 80 to 20 yards distant from the enemy’s front trenches. The large crater blown up on June 10th, when the 3rd Division attacked, is 80 feet across and 40 deep. The inside has been constantly shelled and some hundreds of men are buried in it. On the line south of the Menin Road there is a gap of 200 feet between C.1 and C.3 trenches. It has never been possible to reconstruct the intervening trench C.2 as it is constantly destroyed by enemy fire. Zouave Wood is a mass of debris and broken trees. The enemy opposite are Wurtemburgers and regiments from Alsace.” Jim was relieved on Monday 1st November; he spent the rest of the month on tours of duty in the sector. The first ten days of December were spent in reserve at ‘York Huts’ before returning to Hooge for a tour. Jim and his men were looking forward to some rest in their camp at Busseboom, where they had arrived on Wednesday 15th December, but due to a gas attack they were stood to. Christmas Day was spent out of the line but Jim was back on duty in the trenches on Boxing Day where a raid was countered later in the evening.
Jim left the trenches of the Salient on Friday 7th January 1916 and after a series of marches with his men took them to Ruminghem where training continued until Saturday 5th February. He returned to a camp in Reninghelst on Monday 7th, a week later Jim was about to march to the line at St Eloi when the enemy blew a mine under ‘The Bluff’ so the relief was postponed. It was not until 6.00pm did the Battalion relieve the 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Jim continued fighting in the sector and on Monday 28th February the Brigade Diary recorded: “10th West Yorkshire’s Intelligence Officer has sent in reports of considerable value as to the enemy’s works on the Bluff, which has enabled the artillery to destroy them. This officer, and the Intelligence Officer of the 7th Yorkshires, also discovered some enemy strong points opposite the trenches held by their Regiments. These are being destroyed by the siege battery.” Following a terrific bombardment on Wednesday 1st March the Battalion was involved in a fierce fight and lost one hundred and twenty officers and men, killed and wounded.
Active service in Belgium ended on Sunday 12th March; Jim was moved to the Armentières sector a week later where he remained until being sent south on Friday 12th May to train at Bayenghem for the Battle of the Somme. The first main action that Jim would take part in was at Fricourt, as described in the Divisional Diary: “As Fricourt Village and Wood had been excluded from attack in the first phase of operations, it was decided to cover the right flank of the 21st Division, by occupying the north edge of Fricourt village as far as Red Cottage and Lonely Copse. This attack was allotted to the 50th Infantry Brigade, which was therefore detached and placed under the orders of the G.O.C., 21st Division, and under his orders this brigade took over the trenches opposite Fricourt Village, with instructions to advance against their objective at 7.30 a.m. on the 1st July.”
The Battalion received the following order for the attack: “The 7th Yorkshire Regiment will assault on a front from the Wing Corner to south side of German Tambour in conjunction with the 22nd Brigade on the right, with the following objectives:
(1)    Of clearing up to the eastern edge of Fricourt Village from Well Lane to Cottage Trench and Cottage Trench to Willow Avenue, there joining with the 22nd Brigade (7th Division). On reaching this objective the Battalion will re-organize with the objective of
(2)    Clearing Fricourt Wood as far as Willow Trench and the track leading N.N.E. to X.28.C.8.0 as soon as the barrage on the west front of Fricourt Wood lifts (i.e. 2nd Zero plus fifteen minutes from S.W. edge of wood and 2nd Zero plus one hour forty-five minutes from a parallel line 150 yards back from edge of wood).
The 10th West Yorkshire Regiment will co-operate with the 7th Yorkshire Regiment against both objectives.
The boundary between the two battalions will be —
(1)    Through Fricourt village:- The line of trenches running from the junction of Hare Lane and Red Trench to Well Lane at F.3.b. central,
(2)    Through Fricourt Wood:- Roughly the line of clearing running N.E. through the middle of the wood.”

At 7.30am Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Dickson and Jim (his Second in Command) led the third and fourth companies forward only to be cut down by machine gun fire, they and most of their men were killed.
The War diary reads: “On 1st July 1916 at 7.30 a.m. the Battalion took part in the grand assault. Casualties were very heavy, chiefly, caused by machine guns which enfiladed our left flank and were so deadly that the third and fourth lines failed to get across ‘No Man’s Land’, resulting in 22 Officer casualties, including the Commanding Officer, Lt.-Col. Dickson and Major J. L. Knott, Second in Command were both killed and approximately 750 other ranks.”   
Jim was originally buried alongside Lieutenant Colonel Dickson in Fricourt New Military Cemetery. After the war he was reburied with his brother, see above.
A letter that Jim wrote home the day he was killed is displayed in the West Yorkshire Regiment Memorial Chapel in York Minster. The envelope was marked: “This letter is only to be sent to my father in the event of my death before 15 July 1916.” The letter reads:
British Army in the Field
1 July 1916
My dearest Father and Mother,
If you are reading this letter is means that this war has demanded the extreme sacrifice from me, and my object in writing is to bring you as far as I can, some measure of consolation and courage and patience to bear your sorrow.
It is not in any sense a message from the grave because whatever I may or may not doubt, I have very complete faith in the Life Eternal.
I know that I will be with you when you are reading this, and I want you to realise, and always remember that, although Providence has been decided that I may not return to you in the flesh, that I shall be always with you in the Spirit sharing your joys and sorrows.
I feel compelled by my knowledge of you both to write this, because my own great anxiety at the present time is the possibility of your collapse if I follow ‘Pomp’.
Momentous events are looming up and I have a premonition that I may not return to you. I have been dreaming of Basil recently, and I have an indistinct recollection of a letter in Basil’s handwriting dated June 1916, which I feel is his warning message. If I am correct then you will both know Basil and I are happy.
I hope and desire above all things that you will unduly grieve. You must not think harshly of me for refusing to accept safe employment, even if my action results and your sorrow. We have all to show courage — those out here in facing the music and taking what comes in a stoic manner — those at home in facing the loneliness that must follow the casualties of severe fighting.
I do want you to know and realise how deeply and whole-heartedly I have appreciated and loved you both for your unselfish devotion and all-forgiving love. My life has been one uninterrupted period of all that a man could wish for or desire. If I die now I am content to do so. Life is sweet, and holds out all that a young man could desire — power, wealth and above all, great love, but I want you to know that I faced the future fearlessly, and that I was cheerful and satisfied.
My medals are yours but I should like them destroyed when you both join me — whenever that may be.
Always remember that I am relying upon you both to be good brave parents, and that I can only be really happy in a new life if I know and can see that you are happy too.
My clothes, furniture and motor car must all be immediately disposed of, everything which reminds you of my death must be removed — this is my urgent desire and wish.
God grant that you will be given health, strength and happiness for many years.
Your devoted son,
Jim

Jim left an estate of £104,350 2s 0d (approximately £8,738,269.00 today).
He is commemorated on several memorials, see his brother above for further details.
Jim was recorded in Debretts Obituary — War Roll of Honour published in the 1921 edition.

Behind the Lines at Brandhoek

Behind the Lines at Brandhoek
Brandhoek Military Cemetery
Major Walter Aitchison, Scottish Horse attached Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Thursday 12th July 1917
25847 Corporal Ernest Bartlett, DCM, ‘Y’ 23rd Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 13th April 1917
Lieutenant Geoffrey Martyn Bazin, 2nd Company 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, died on Sunday 19th September 1915
14528 Private Mark Bottoms, ‘D’ Company 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died on Saturday 30th October 1915
Captain James Wilson Brack Boyd, 3rd Battalion attached 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, Commanding 16th Brigade Trench Mortar Battery, died on Sunday 16th July 1916
22693 Gunner Edward Herbert William Brown, ‘B’ Battery 76th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Thursday 6th April 1916
Captain Arthur Ernest Bullock, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died on Sunday 26th September 1915
Major Frederick Hardress Chaplin, 154th (Hants) Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th May 1916
268143 Private Leonard Cheshire, 6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, died on Thursday 5th July 1917
Lieutenant Colonel James Clark, CB, KC, JP, DL, 9th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, died on Monday 10th May 1915
Second Lieutenant Rowland Townshend Cobbold, 6th Battery 40th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Saturday 25th September 1915
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Conyers, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers attached 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment, died on Wednesday 12th May 1915
133071 Lance Sergeant Harold Arthur Cooper, ‘C’ Company, No 12 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Second Lieutenant Guy Crawford-Wood, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died on Saturday 1st July 1916
Lieutenant Ranulf Steinthal De Saumarez-Brock, ‘Y’ 23rd Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, died on Thursday 24th May 1917
Captain Leslie Finlay Dun, 10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Tuesday 28th September 1915
482059 Private James Hector Eldershaw, 5th Battalion Canadian Mounted Rifles, died on Saturday 3rd June 1916
Captain Thomas Barrie Erskine, MC, 4th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders attached 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, died on Tuesday 20th July 1915
132842 Private Archibald Ferguson, ‘C’ Company, No 12 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Lieutenant Philip Henry Burt Fitch, MC, ‘D’ Battery 177th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 23rd July 1917
1461 Lance Serjeant Stephen Alfred Gard, 2nd Company 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, died on Thursday 30th September 1915
Lieutenant Laurence Henry Garnett, ‘A’ Company 110th Anti-Aircraft Battery Royal Field Artillery, died on Thursday 7th June 1917
Captain and Adjutant Benjamin George Gunner, MC, 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, died on Thursday 7th October 1915
Lieutenant Henry (Harry) John Alexander Haffner, 8th Field Company Canadian Engineers, died on Tuesday 30th May 1916
Captain William Clarence Hayden, ‘D’ Company 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company, died on Sunday 19th September 1915
Brigadier General Frederick James Heyworth, CB, DSO, General Staff formerly Commanding 3rd Guards Brigade Scots Guards, died on Tuesday 9th May 1916
78467 Gunner Charles William Jenkins, 6th Battery 40th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday 7th June 1916
Captain Ronald Lindsay Johnson, ‘Y’ 23rd Trench Mortar Battery Royal Field Artillery, died on Tuesday 29th May 1917
133250 Private Henry Kearney, ‘C’ Company, No 12 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Captain Thomas Edward Kynaston-Cross, ‘B’ Battery 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 13th July 1917
132714 Private James Michael Laughren, ‘B’ Company, No 6 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
John Stanley Leeds, Honourable Artillery Company, died on Sunday 19th September 1915
1895 Private George Albert Lewis, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died on Wednesday 22nd March 1916
Lieutenant James Windsor Lewis, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, died on Tuesday 6th June 1916
Second Lieutenant Alexander Sturrock Low, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Saturday 23rd June 1917
Lieutenant Thomas Farquhar Lucas, 20th Balloon Company Royal Flying Corps and 3rd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment, died on Saturday 16th June 1917
132817 Lance Corporal Donald Duncan MacDonald, ‘C’ Company, No 12 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Second Lieutenant James Colin MacLehose, 16th Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Wednesday 14th February 1917
Captain Donald Macleod, 1st/10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Tuesday 28th September 1915
50762 Bombardier Denis Quin MacSwiney, 81st Battery 5th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 20th March 1916
Second Lieutenant John Harris Miles, 4th Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died on Sunday 26th September 1915
Lieutenant Ronald Philip Ochs, ‘B’ Company, 4th Battalion Middlesex Regiment, died on Sunday 26th September 1915
Lieutenant
Arthur Norman Victor Harcourt Ommundsen, Honourable Artillery Company, died on Sunday 19th September 1915
Captain Henry Evelyn Arthur Platt, 2nd Company 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, died on Monday 15th May 1916
S/23398 Rifleman Cecil James Preece, 3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Saturday 9th June 1917
477758 Private William Garfield Rankin, Royal Canadian Regiment, died on Monday 24th April 1916
Lieutenant Frederick Reginald Robinson, ‘A’ Company, 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Second Lieutenant Joseph Henry Sanders, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Saturday 23rd June 1917
Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Frederick Sargeaunt, Royal Engineers, died on Saturday 31st July 1915
Lieutenant Kenneth Turnbull, ‘C’ Company 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
Second Lieutenant Arnold Bexley Vansittart, ‘C’ Squadron, 11th (Prince Albert’s Own) Hussars, died on Wednesday 12th May 1915
132878 Private Reginald James Vincent, ‘C’ Company, No 11 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916,
Lieutenant Guy Fitzgerald Wharton, 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry attached 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died on Sunday 9th May 1915
132201 Private Charles William Wicks, ‘C’ Company, No 12 Platoon 73rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Royal Highlanders of Canada), died on Saturday 19th August 1916
433210 Private Frank Williams, 49th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment), died on Friday 14th April 1916
Second Lieutenant Guy Grenfell Williams, 9th Battalion attached 7th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, died on Tuesday 6th June 1916
Major Arthur Webster Young, 10th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died on Monday 13th September 1915
Lieutenant William Thomas Young, 12th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Thursday 12th July 1917

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery
Captain Frank Rhodes Armitage, DSO, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 232nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 30th July 1917
Major Gawain Murdoch Bell, DSO, 11th Battalion Hampshire Regiment, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
S/131753 Lance Corporal Andrew Kennedy Blackburn, MM, 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Henry Boardman, DSO, 8th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, died on Sunday 5th August 1917
Lieutenant and Temporary Adjutant John Carrick, 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 1st/10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Saturday 4th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Cyril Arthur Ernest Davis, ‘A’ Battery 108th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Captain Philip James Gordon Gordon-Ralph, 2nd Battalion Royal Irish Regiment, died on Monday 6th August 1917
41378 Private James Aulinne Gray, 108th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Thursday 9th August 1917
Chaplain 4th Class Frank Robert Harbord, Army Chaplains’ Department attached 25th Division Chaplain’s Depot, died on Wednesday 8th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Robert Arthur Hart, 6th Battalion attached 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Second Lieutenant James Fergusson Hickson, ‘C’ Company 1st/9th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
137586 Serjeant James William Hoare, DCM, 171st Company Royal Engineers, died on Friday 3rd August 1917
Lieutenant Geoffrey Still Hodgkinson, ‘A’ Battery 277th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Tuesday 24th July 1917
265254 Private David Watson Howat, 1st/6th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, died on Monday 6th August 1917
Second Lieutenant John Irvine-Watson, ‘D’ Battery 110th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Tuesday 14th August 1917
L/32097 Bombardier George Alfred John Legg, ‘A’ Battery 277th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 27th July 1917
71080 Private Lee Lewis, DCM, 24th Company Machine Gun Corps, died on Sunday 12th August 1917
Lieutenant John Cuthbert Lovell, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Second Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant Christopher Mackeson, 2nd Battalion Rifle Brigade, died on Thursday 16th August 1917
Lieutenant Sidney Howard Motion, 7th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Lieutenant John Houston Mumford, MC and Bar, ‘B’ Battery, 110th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 13th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Aubrey Charles Neale, 1st/2nd Battalion attached 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Second Lieutenant George Eric Oliver, 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Major Laird Irvine Cassan Paul, MC, ‘D’ Battery 82nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Sunday 12th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Douglas Pitt, 8th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Captain Samuel Lees Redfern, 1st/5th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, died on Thursday 2nd August 1917
636413 Bombardier John Robertson, ‘C’ Battery 256th Brigade Royal Field Artillery (2nd Highland Field Artillery Brigade), died on Thursday 16th August 1917
356629 Private Charles Arundel Rudd, 10th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on 10th August 1917
Lieutenant Colonel James Cosmo Russell, DSO, 9th Hodson’s Horse, attached to 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Second Lieutenant Charles Hugh Hope Slater, 10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) attached 46th Infantry Brigade, died on Tuesday 31st July 1917
Captain William Popkiss Stidston, 5th Battalion attached 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment, died on Friday 3rd August 1917
Second Lieutenant James Parker Storrs, 6th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 8th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Ernest Wilfred Tice, 17th Battalion attached 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Captain Hugh Duberly Willis, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment, died on Sunday 12th August 1917
Lieutenant Stanley Nelson Willoughby, ‘B’ Battery, 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday 1st August 1917
Captain Robert Downie Wylie, 3rd Battalion attached 6th Battalion Cameron Highlanders, died on Thursday 23rd August 1917

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3
Second Lieutenant Arthur Marston Adams, MCn 1st/9th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), died on Thursday 20th September 1917
Captain James Henry Bampton, Royal Army Medical Corps attached 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Saturday 25th August 1917
34726 Corporal William Bathgate, 113th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Wednesday 15th August 1917
Major Frederick Leslie Biddle, DSO, 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery, died on Friday 17th August 1917
Second Lieutenant James Black, 7th/8th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers, died on Sunday 19th August 1917
Chaplain 4th Class The Reverend William Duncan Thomson Black, Army Chaplains’ Department died on 22nd August 1917
Second Lieutenant George Brodie, ‘D’ Company, 8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders, died on Thursday 2nd August 1917
305598 Corporal George Basil Brown, MM, 32nd Battery, 8th Brigade Canadian Field Artillery, died on Wednesday 14th November 1917
106604 Private Charles MacGillicuddy Christie, 69th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Saturday 18th August 1917
Major Horace Townshend Clare, ‘A’ Battery 245th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 29th April 1918
7261 Serjeant Michael Curley, 6th Battalion Connaught Rangers, died on Friday 3rd August 1917
Captain James Donaldson, 7th Battalion attached 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Thursday 23rd August 1917
Chaplain 4th Class Charles Harold Garrett, Army Chaplains’ Department attached 2nd/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 26th September 1917
Second Lieutenant Maurice Gliddon, MC, ‘B’ Battery 108th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Thursday 16th August 1917
340164 Gunner Maitland Harold Goring, 4th Division Ammunition Column Canadian Field Artillery, died on Friday 19th October 1917
781651 Serjeant Leonard Hardacre, MM, ‘C’ Battery, 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 20th May 1918
14979 Private Errol Leonard Gathorne Hardy, 3rd Battalion Canterbury Regiment, NZEF, died on Friday 19th October 1917
8701 Serjeant Alfred Robert Howland, 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers, died on Saturday 4th August 1917
Second Lieutenant John Alan Humphreys, 64th Army Field Artillery Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 31st August 1917
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Craik Irving, DSO, Commanding Headquarters 4th Division Canadian Engineers, died on Monday 29th October 1917
Second Lieutenant Arthur Leslie Gwynne Jones, 252nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 4th May 1918
Lieutenant Herbert King, Army Ordnance Department, died on Saturday 6th October 1917
Second Lieutenant Robert Drysdale McLean, ‘C’ Battery, 64th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 26th October 1917
Second Lieutenant Richard Douglas Miles, MC, 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Friday 17th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Herbert Stanley Mottershall, 2nd/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment, died on Tuesday 9th October 1917
Major Henry Francis Farquharson Murray, 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Thursday 23rd August 1917
Lieutenant Gerard Edmund Rosingrave Oakes, 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on Friday 19th April 1918
9204 Serjeant Thomas Henry Sanderson, DCM, MM, ‘C’ Battery 71st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Friday 17th August 1917
265146 Serjeant William George Saunders, DCM, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, died on Friday 17th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Bruce Heckford Sellon, 16th Battalion London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) attached London Regiment (London Rifle Brigade), died on Thursday 16th August 1917
Captain Thomas Graham Shillington, 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, 108th Brigade, 36th (Ulster) Division, died on Saturday 18th August 1917
Lieutenant Colonel Stafford James Somerville, 1st Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers attached 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Thursday 16th August 1917
Lieutenant Robert Stevenson 7th Battalion attached ‘B’ Company 9th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died on Thursday 23rd August 1917
93933 Private Edgar Stooke, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died on Friday 26th April 1918
Lieutenant James Matthew Stronge, 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Thursday 16th August 1917
Lieutenant Anthony Herbert Strutt, 16th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
267500 Lance Corporal Charles James Wilfred Titman, 1st/1st Bucks Battalion Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, died on Friday 17th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Samuel Levis Trinder, 9th Battalion Royal Irish Fusiliers, died on Thursday 16th August 1917
Second Lieutenant Lancelot Tudsbery, ‘B’ Battery 70th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday 22nd August 1917
Captain Stanley Walker, MC, ‘C’ Battery, 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 20th May 1918
Captain John Christopher Watson, 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, died on Wednesday 26th September 1917
Lieutenant Norman John Watson, ‘C’ Battery 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Monday 27th May 1918
Lieutenant Perceval St George Charles Westby, ‘A’ Battery 296th Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Sunday 23rd September 1917
49794 Private William McKenzie Whyte, 69th Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Friday 17th August 1917
Captain Arthur Wilfred Wilkinson, 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on Thursday 18th April 1918
Second Lieutenant Earnfaunce Woodhouse, 4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, died on Saturday 15th September 1917
Lieutenant Ernest Warneford Wray, 517th London Field Company Royal Engineers, died on Thursday 23rd August 1917

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Lieutenant Donald Fraser Anderson, 4th Battalion attached 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
205808 Company Quartermaster Serjeant George Thomas Barton, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/4886 Private Frederick Charles Blackmore, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/19936 Private Victor Alfred Brett, ‘D’ Company, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
8004 Serjeant Percy John Clark, ‘A’ Company, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
GS/9208 Company Quartermaster Serjeant Charles Albert Coe, ‘C’ Company 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/7860 Private Sidney William Cramp, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
19157 Private Percy Allan Damant, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/17354 Private Frederick William Edwards, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
51074 Gunner Fred Gregson, ‘V’ VIII Corps Heavy Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
GS/9309 Lance Corporal Richard Frederick John Marchant, ‘C’ Company 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
Second Lieutenant Reginald Harcourt Proctor Maunsell, Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
23569 Lance Serjeant Herbert Miles, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/10466 Private Ernest Morgan, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
205837 Sapper Mercer Smeaton, 5th Army Tramway Company Royal Engineers, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
205837 Serjeant Caleb Smith, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
Second Lieutenant Arthur Stevenson, 152nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/24251 Lance Serjeant Richard Timothy Taylor, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
459521 Corporal John Thompson, 5th Foreway Company Royal Engineers, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
205566 Private Leonard Thorpe, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/11647 Lance Corporal Montagu Dalston Turnbull 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
202893 Private George Ainley, 1st/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed on Tuesday 30th July 1918
Second Lieutenant Richard Acton Butt, 5th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died on Sunday 9th January 1916
1315 Company Sergeant Major James William Dames, DCM, MSM, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment), died on Saturday 8th May 1915
45980 Private Walter Dossett, 1st/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment, executed on Tuesday 25th June 1918
Major Vernon Holden, DSO, MC, 10th Battalion Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) attached 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), died on Wednesday 2nd October 1918
Second Lieutenant James Kenneth Mathewson, ‘D’ Battery 113th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Saturday 14th September 1918
Second Lieutenant Lewis Medcalfe Mitchell, 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on Sunday 11th August 1918
Captain Hugh Roger Partridge, MC and Bar, 1st/1st West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps, died on Wednesday 24th July 1918
Lieutenant Walter Goodwin Stott, 4th Battalion Manchester Regiment attached 15th Cheshire Regiment, died on Wednesday 18th September 1918
Captain George Middleton Swales, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers attached 8th Trench Mortar Battery, died on Wednesday 26th September 1917
66489 Lance Corporal Bernard Frank Trumble, 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own), died on Sunday 11th August 1918
Red Farm Military Cemetery
43561 Rifleman William Henry Attfield, 11th/13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
175415 Gunner Oliver George Bartrop, 191st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
49657 Gunner John Edward Cowen, 30th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
284580 Gunner Charles Arthur Duern, 21st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
44325 Gunner John Joseph Dyas, ‘V’ 8th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
46580 Gunner George Alfred Edwards, 375th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
242708 Private William Charles Escott, MM, 1st/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, died on Sunday 28th April 1918
312682 Gunner John Percy Horsfall, ‘V’ 8th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
R/20937 Rifleman Alfred William Ingram, 18th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
77671 Gunner Phillip Kimbley, 375th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
58824 Bombardier Frederick Ludovici, 63rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
326280 Gunner Andrew McNair, 375th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
34674 Driver Sidney George Morris, ‘C’ Battery 51st Brigade Royal Field Artillery, died on Wednesday 8th May 1918 150880 Gunner Frank Price-Canning, 434th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
70960 Gunner Walter Regan, ‘V’ 8th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
276741 Gunner Alfred Rowswell, 63rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
M2/227554 Private George Harold Sampson, 406th Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
A/203830 Rifleman Leslie Sampson, 18th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
G/68146 Private Robert Henry Thomas, 11th Battalion The Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment), died on Saturday 27th April 1918
65198 Gunner Sidney Roy Toms, ‘V’ 8th Heavy Trench Mortar Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
75611 Gunner John Henry Watts, 112th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
40154 Rifleman William Sayer Wilson, MM and Bar, 14th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, died on Saturday 27th April 1918
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