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In memory of those in my family who died in the Great war: 1914-18
- died 13th May 1918 aged 33. served in Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 15th battalion. private 41389. **
Buried in Gezaincourt, Northern France.
- died 25.12.1915 aged 38. private in Sherwood Foresters, service number 17179. left a widow and 8 children - George, Frederick, Alice, May, Thomas, Ada, Elsie and Alfred
aged between 17 and 6 months. Buried in Serques Cemetery, Frances, and named on the Lenton memorial.
Leslie Arthur Scruton
died 6.4.1918, aged 18. private in Northumberland Fusiliers #69193. son of Tom Edwin and Agnes Scruton.
Commemorated at Ploegsteert memorial, Hainault, Belgium.
- died 21st March 1918 aged 40. private in Sherwood Foresters, 307706, died in France, left a widow, Rebecca Ann Atkin and 2 children George & Wilfred, aged 13 and 3.
Commemorated at Arras memorial, the Radford memorial and the Players memorial at the Horizon factory.
and of those who fought in both wars, including my grandfather, father and father-in-law, who thankfully returned.
John Levi Atkin: Royal Leicestershire regiment.
Leonard Atkin: Sherwood Foresters
In Remembrance of my grandfather Thomas George YOELL and connected
family members who gave their lives that we may be free
Also all those family members, to numerous to mention here that served
Thomas George Yoell
Private M2/189877 Army Service Corps
Unit : "G" Siege Park attd. VII Corps Heavy Artillery
Died 24th November 1918
Son of Edwin and Charlotte Yoell, of "Carolgate," Retford, Notts;
husband of Edith Caroline Yoell, of The Bungalow, Horsemoor Green,
Langley, Bucks. Estate Agent.
Grave Reference VIII. C. 38.
Cemetery Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension
Serjeant 5714 4th Bn Yorkshire Regiment
Died 16th November 1916
Son of Ralph Stephenson Ovington and Mary Ann Ovington, of 42, Tavistock
Grave Reference Sp. Mem. C. 22.
Cemetery Bazentin-Le-Petit Communal Cemetery Extension
Richard John Seymour
Gunner 125265 "D" Bty. 157th Bde. Royal Field Artillery
Died 28th January 1917
Son of John and Julia Seymour, of Ash Cottage, Langley, Slough, Bucks.
Grave Reference II. C. 23.
Cemetery Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery Arras
Also his cousin V.A.D. nurse Florence Margaret SEYMOUR died September 1914
Daughter of Arthur Seymour & Fanny Maria nee Wells
Malcolm Graeme Maccoll
Private 5927 18th Bn Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Died 3rd May 1917
Son of the Rev. Malcolm MacColl and Maria Cecilia MacColl, of
"Hillview," Harvey St., Yoker, North Glasgow Scotland. Born at
Camberwell, London England.
Grave Reference III. K. 6.
Cemetery Arras Road Cemetery, Roclincourt
De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918
Malcolm Graeme MACCOLL 2nd Lieut 18th Battn. Australian Imperial Force,
2nd s of the late Rev Malcolm Maccoll, Rector of St Columba Yoker, by
his wife, Maria C. (2 Harvey Street, Yoker), dau. of George Anderson, of
Demerara; b. Camberwell, London, S.E., 3 April 1871; educ. Merchant
Taylors School, and Victoria College Jersey; served in the South African
War 1899 - 1902 in the Queensland 3rd Contingent; took part in the
relief of Mafeking, and later transferred to the Cape Mounted Police. On
the outbreak of war he obtained a commission in the Natal Light Horse,
and served through the German South West Africa Campaign; afterwards
joined the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders, and was killed in
action at Bullecourt 3 May, 1917; unm.
Private 72087 1st/5th Bn. Devonshire Regiment
Died 30th September 1918
Son of Arthur and Amy Hurst of 65, Rue de L'eglise, A'Fromelennes, pras
Givet, Ardennes, France. Native of Leicester.
Grave Reference II. A. 14.
Cemetery Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing
Charles William Bull
Serjeant 15205 8th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment
Died 18th January 1916
Grave Reference II. M. 6.
Cemetery St Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue
Private 14919 9th Bn Leicestershire Regiment
Died 25th September 1916
Grave Reference Pier and Face 2 C and 3 A.
Memorial Theipval Memorial
Lieutenant 38th Bn Australian Infantry, A.I.F.
Died 17th July 1917
Son of Hugh and Celia Wyndham; husband of G. Wyndham, of Westholm,
Inverell, New South Wales.
Grave II. C. 27.
Cemetery Kandahar Farm Cemetery
Percy Irvine Haylock Owen
Died 22nd September 1917
Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 3rd Bn.
Grave Reference: LXI. B. 9.
Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery
Son of Lt. Col. Robert Haylock Owen, C.M.G., and Hilda Grace Owen of
Morton Grange, Thornbury, Glos., England. Native of Gibraltar.
Charles Wesley Proud Lyth
Serjeant 42535 76th Company Machine Gun Corps
Died 5th May 1917
Husband of Carrie Lyth, of 73, Falsgrave Rd., Scarborough.
Grave Reference: Bay 10.
Memorial Arras Memorial
Lawrence Edward F Siddons
Private 9582 1st Bn The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Died 19th May 1915
Son of Nelson Fearn Siddons and Ellen Jane Siddons, of 225, Stockbrook
St., Derby; husband of Adelaide Ann Stacey (formerly Siddons).
Grave Reference Panels 6 to 8.
Memorial Le Touret Memorial
John Barr Anderson
Driver 119421 Royal Army Service Corps
Died 17th November 1942
Son of George Ernest Anderson, and of Janet Anderson Anderson, of St.
Mawes, Cornwall. Of British Guiana.
Grave Reference 1. D. 6.
Cemetery Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma
Felix Bernard Grigioni
Sergeant 1119682 (Flt. Engr.)
97 Sqdn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Died 2nd January 1944
Husband of Laura Grey, of Wallasey, Cheshire.
Grave Reference 6. A. 20.
Cemetery Rheinberg War Cemetery
In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
(Major John McCrae - 3rd May 1915)
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)