Saturday, 7 May 2016

Remembering - 7th May 1916



The following British Army officers, NCOs and men lost their lives one hundred years ago today on the 7th May 1916 on what was a relatively peaceful day on the Western Front. There are, nevertheless, 141 names in this list which I have adapted from Commonwealth War Grave Commission data.


The image on this post is of the Basra Memorial in its original location. Eleven of the men in the list which follows are commemorated on this memorial and four more are buried in the cemetery.


16473 Private Albert Charles Sutton 8th Bn, Devonshire Regiment; La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie
8323 Private Alfred Ring 2nd Bn, Coldstream Guards; Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
33372 Private Alfred Charles 78th Coy, Machine Gun Corps; Doiran Military Cemetery
45940 Driver Antonio Rossini 6A Reserve Bde, Royal Field Artillery; Glasgow Western Necropolis
6809 Private Benjamin Sankey 2nd Bn, King's Shropshire Light Infantry; Pieta Military Cemetery
3581 Private Charles Warner 25th Bn, London Regiment (Cyclists); Putney Vale Cemetery And Crematorium
9397 Private Charles Edkins 1st Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry; Basra Memorial
27124 Gunner Charles Edward Millen 110th Bty, Royal Field Artillery; Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery
15/579 Private Charles Henry Bristow 15th Bn, Royal Warwickshire Regiment; Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
2819 Private Charles Henry Turner 2nd Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment; Brandhoek Military Cemetery
44743 Private David Alfred Hughes 18th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Haverfordwest St. Mary Church Cemetery
13134 Private David John Griffiths Depot Welsh Regiment; Llanelli (Old Road) Cemetery
Lieutenant Edmund Oswald Griffith Williams-Meyrick 1st Garrison Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery
105151 Private Ernest Stephenson 35th Coy Royal Army Medical Corps; Ladywell Cemetery
2937 Private Ernest Leonard Bennett 1st/4th Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry; Hebuterne Military Cemetery
9377 Private Fred Paske 1st Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry; Basra Memorial
49136 Gunner Frederick Watkins 29th Res, Army, Royal Field Artillery; Cork Military Cemetery Park
SS/10030 Private Frederick Charles Field 19th Labour Coy, Army Service Corps; Calais Southern Cemetery
18815 Private Fredrick Albert Little 8th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment; Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay
8/25611 Private George Ernest Smith 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment; Amara War Cemetery
2150 Private Gordon Goodchild 24th Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
44313 Driver Harry Goodgame 75th Field Coy, Royal Engineers; Brandhoek Military Cemetery
63925 Regimental Serjeant Major Harry Boyle Haines 7th Depot Coy, Haynes Park Signal Depot Royal Engineers; Haynes (St. Mary) Churchyard
2874 Private Henry Edward La Roche 24th Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
88656 Shoeing Smith Henry George Tyler Ammunition Park Royal Field Artillery; Basra Memorial 19673 Private Henry Jasper Oatley
306th Coy Royal Defence Corps; KirkPatrick (Holy Trinity) Churchyard
Captain Herbert Charles Bruce Cummins 9th (Pioneer) Bn, Seaforth Highlanders; Nieppe Communal Cemetery
29393 Staff Serjeant Herbert Victor Mckenzie Royal Garrison Artillery; Simla Old Cemetery
S/5193 Private Hugh Paterson Hutchison 10th Bn, Gordon Highlanders; Vermelles British Cemetery
4108 Private James Frew "A" Coy, 1st 7th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders); Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
15148 Private James Forsythe 9th Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Bois-Carre Military Cemetery, Haisnes
110928 Pioneer James Williams 1st Labour Bn, Royal Engineers; Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery
21695 Private James Beavens 8th Bn, Royal Irish Fusiliers; Bethune Town Cemetery
1147 Corporal James Broughton 9th Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment) Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery
S/11867 Private James Edward Pringle 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders; St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
17530 Lance Corporal James Norman Bedford 13th Bn, Essex Regiment; Loos British Cemetery
18729 Private John Jameson 19th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension
920 Serjeant John Burrows "C" Coy, 16th Bn, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own); Etaples Military Cemetery
S/4970 Private John Wallace Frame 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders; Vermelles British Cemetery
3/20372 Private Joseph Bertram Leslie 2nd Bn, York and Lancaster Regiment; Poperinghe New Military Cemetery
S/11525 Private Joseph Job Rodger 8th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders); Wimereux Communal Cemetery
806 Air Mechanic 1st Class Joseph Richard Eaves 5th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps; Basra Memorial
17202 Private Laurence Fallon 6th Bn, South Wales Borderers; Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi
4869 Private Mervyn Underhill 3rd/1st Bn, Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry; St. Austell Cemetery
7757 Private Percy Armes 2nd Bn, Norfolk Regiment; Basra Memorial
20094 Lance Corporal Robert Cunliffe "A" Coy, 14th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie
13598 Private Robert James Crawford 9th Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; Authuile Military Cemetery
7/1792 Private Roderick Morgan Smith 7th Bn, Durham Light Infantry; Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery
4420 Lance Corporal Samuel Leonard Toon 3rd/6th Bn, North Staffordshire Regiment; Burton-Upon-Trent Cemetery
R/11754 Lance Corporal Sidney Smith 9th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps; Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension
86 Lance Corporal Sidney B. Rees 1st Bn, Welsh Guards; Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery
7739 Private Stephen Harrison 11th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
21016 Private Thomas Kelly 6th Bn, Cameron Highlanders; Vermelles British Cemetery
3139 Lance Corporal Vernon George Weedon "D" Coy, 1st/5th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders; Maroeuil British Cemetery
31701 Private Walter Newton 34th Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Hartland (Or Stoke St. Nectan) (St. Nectan) Churchyard
8731 Private William Kelly 1st Bn, Connaught Rangers; Basra Memorial
3298 Private William Gooding 2nd/6th Bn, Devonshire Regiment; Basra Memorial
5848 Air Mechanic 2nd Class William Keefe 30th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps; Basra Memorial
20969 Private William Dawber 13th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment); La Laiterie Military Cemetery
L/9500 Private William Albert Mepham 2nd Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); Basra Memorial
18293 Private William Arthur Phillips 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment; Basra Memorial
16211 Private William Coltart Martin 1st Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers; St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
200575 Private William George Lawrence 1st/4th Bn, Hampshire Regiment; Basra Memorial
3236 Private William Henry Heaphy No, 1 Coy, 1st Bn, Irish Guards; Etaples Military Cemetery
6639 Corporal A Munn 5th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles); Bethune Town Cemetery
Y/1034 Rifleman A Wilson 2nd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps; Etaples Military Cemetery
1392 Private A Mckay 23rd Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension
9866 Lance Corporal A Murphy 1st Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; Auchonvillers Military Cemetery
4964/A Seaman A Murray H,M,S, "Vivid I" Royal Naval Reserve; Bragar Old Churchyard
14270 Private A Litherland 13th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment); La Laiterie Military Cemetery
23695 Private A O Chambers 1st Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers; Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
10050 Private B C Hoft 10th Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
16496 Private C Britcher 2nd Bn, Norfolk Regiment; Basra War Cemetery
S/6540 Rifleman C Howarth 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade; Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension
1469 Private C Shoebridge 1st/5th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment); Basra War Cemetery
S/4669 Private D Mcgregor 11th Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Vermelles British Cemetery
12173 Private E Miller 6th Bn, Dorsetshire Regiment; Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres
4/12770 Private E Roberts 4th Bn, South Wales Borderers; Amara War Cemetery
31344 Private E H Carman 8th Bn, Royal Welsh Fusiliers; Amara War Cemetery
12/761 Private F Rudd 12th Bn, East Yorkshire Regiment; Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps
17633 Private F Woolward 13th Bn, Essex Regiment; Loos British Cemetery
25109 Private F Hurley 19th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; Authuile Military Cemetery
24480 Private F Allin 10th Bn, Somerset Light Infantry; East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery
1314 Private F Addy 1st/5th Bn, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment); Amara War Cemetery
10418 Corporal F W Lavis 8th Bn, Devonshire Regiment; Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt
T/37774 Driver G Davies Army Service Corps; Amara War Cemetery
S/8890 Private G Borthwick 8th Bn, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders); Rifle House Cemetery
16281 Private G Cooper 8th Bn, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry; Pieta Military Cemetery
10/20530 Private G Marley 10th Bn, South Wales Borderers; Merville Communal Cemetery
996 Gunner G H Clark 61st Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery; Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
9751 Private H Underwood 1st Bn, Connaught Rangers; Amara War Cemetery
3236 Private H Taylor 1st/7th Bn, Gordon Highlanders; Sale Cemetery
4176 Private H Cawley 23rd Bn, London Regiment; Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension
5562 Private H Sims 68th Coy, Machine Gun Corps; Bruay Communal Cemetery Extension
L/10671 Private H Waters 8th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment); Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
2101 Private H Curran 24th Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
22854 Private H Sutton 20th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment); Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery
M2/132088 Driver H A Muir 34th Div, Supply Col, Army Service Corps; Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension
106056 Serjeant H E Daniel 37th Bty, Royal Field Artillery; Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart
16934 Serjeant H J Hutchinson 7th Bn, Cameron Highlanders; Bethune Town Cemetery
24527 Private H J Paton 1st Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; Mesnil Ridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart
SS/132 Private J Booker 5th Field Bakery Army Service Corps; Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre
4289 Private J Smith 2nd Bn, Border Regiment; St. Sever Cemetery, Rouen
19533 Private J Haigh 2nd Bn, Leicestershire Regiment; Basra War Cemetery
2450 Lance Serjeant J Goodier 1st Bn, Manchester Regiment; Amara War Cemetery
14500 Lance Corporal J Mccue 7th Bn, North Staffordshire Regiment; Basra War Cemetery
23971 Private J Ions 1st Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers; Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery
13954 Gunner J Donnelly "C" Bty, 77th Bde, Royal Field Artillery; Vermelles British Cemetery
90856 Gunner J Mullin 44th Bty, 13th Bde, Royal Field Artillery; Amara War Cemetery
3613 Private J Noone 8th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
11102 Private J Blakeman 13th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment); La Laiterie Military Cemetery
30883 Private J Sullivan 13th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment); La Laiterie Military Cemetery
3 Company Serjeant Major K Mackenzie 4th Bn, Cameron Highlanders; Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery
12402 Driver L White 3rd Bty, 3rd Reserve Bde, Royal Field Artillery; Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery
19621 Private M Spierin 9th Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Bethune Town Cemetery
7/8977 Rifleman M Turley 2nd Bn, Royal Irish Rifles; Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
6552 Private O C Harding 6th Bn, Essex Regiment; Paddington Old Cemetery, Kilburn
5763 Private P Shine 8th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers; Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
3630 Private P W Mansfield 1st/1st Bn, Cambridgeshire Regiment; Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
4121 Private R F A Westphal 24th Bn, Royal Fusiliers; Tranchee De Mecknes Cemetery, Aix-Noulette
2735 Private R J Runham 1st/1st Bn, Cambridgeshire Regiment; Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy
5696 Private R S Burleigh Lovat Scouts; Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery
16905 Private S Sayers 9th Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers; Authuile Military Cemetery
15158 Private S Simpson 9th Bn, Worcestershire Regiment; Amara War Cemetery
14791 Private S E Riley 2nd Bn, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment); Le Souich Churchyard
6616 Private T Collins 11th Bn, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders; Bethune Town Cemetery
8830 Private T Davenport 11th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension
6564 Private T Hart 72nd Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry); Dranoutre Military Cemetery
18937 Private T Dornin 9th Bn, Royal Dublin Fusiliers; Bethune Town Cemetery
14763 Private T H Oldfield 8th Bn, Devonshire Regiment; Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt
16/11585 Private T H Oulton 16th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; Le Treport Military Cemetery
3/7248 Private W Jeffs 1st Bn, Bedfordshire Regiment; Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
7629 Private W Ivory 1st Bn, Connaught Rangers; Amara War Cemetery
1131 Corporal W Scarlett 2nd Bn, Leinster Regiment; Ration Farm (La Plus Douve) Annexe
112630 Sapper W Redshaw 170th Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers; Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery
58319 Gunner W Swainsbury 124th Bty, 28th Bde, Royal Field Artillery; Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
10287 Private W Kirk 2nd Bn, Royal Scots Fusiliers; Lesmahagow (Or Abbey Green) Cemetery
15423 Private W A Canning 17th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers; St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
SS/14447 Private W G Adams 17th Labour Coy, Army Service Corps; Guildford (Stoke) Old Cemetery
T2/SR/03914 Company Quartermaster Serjeant W G Andree 12th Div, Train Army Service Corps; Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
S/9397 Private W R Mcdowall 1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders; Loker Churchyard


At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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