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Lisa M

Lisa M Report 2 Jul 2008 16:28

Sorry to hear about your grandfather Joan.
I am at the minute waiting for a reply off someone on a site about hopefully getting a photo of my relatives grave in the pozieres cemetry.

Lisa

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 1 Jul 2008 16:14

Thanks Shirley, I will do that.
And thank you very much for all that info and for the link Belair, I will have a look at it now.
Regards
Lisa

Julia

Julia Report 1 Jul 2008 16:12

Belair - thanks for putting that information up. Though it is not part of any of my research, it is interesting nevertheless
Thanks
Julia in Derbyshire

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 1 Jul 2008 16:10

see

http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Overseas/pozier.html

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 1 Jul 2008 16:09

The POZIERES MEMORIAL relates to the period of crisis in March and April 1918 when the Allied Fifth Army was driven back by overwhelming numbers across the former Somme battlefields, and the months that followed before the Advance to Victory, which began on 8 August 1918. The Memorial commemorates over 14,000 casualties of the United Kingdom and 300 of the South African Forces who have no known grave and who died on the Somme from 21 March to 7 August 1918. The Corps and Regiments most largely represented are The Rifle Brigade with over 600 names, The Durham Light Infantry with approximately 600 names, the Machine Gun Corps with over 500, The Manchester Regiment with approximately 500 and The Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery with over 400 names. The memorial encloses POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, Plot II of which contains original burials of 1916, 1917 and 1918, carried out by fighting units and field ambulances. The remaining plots were made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields immediately surrounding the cemetery, the majority of them of soldiers who died in the Autumn of 1916 during the latter stages of the Battle of the Somme, but a few represent the fighting in August 1918. There are now 2,755 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 1,375 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to 23 casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The cemetery and memorial were designed by W H Cowlishaw.

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 1 Jul 2008 16:09

Pozieres is a village 6 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert. The Memorial encloses Pozieres British Cemetery which is a little south-west of the village on the north side of the main road, D929, from Albert to Pozieres. On the road frontage is an open arcade terminated by small buildings and broken in the middle by the entrance and gates. Along the sides and the back, stone tablets are fixed in the stone rubble walls bearing the names of the dead grouped under their Regiments. It should be added that, although the memorial stands in a cemetery of largely Australian graves, it does not bear any Australian names. The Australian soldiers who fell in France and whose graves are not known are commemorated on the National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 1 Jul 2008 16:07

have a look on the CWCG site and then when you find the relation you are looking for click on the memorial and it will go to the next page and give the details of the memorial

Lisa M

Lisa M Report 1 Jul 2008 16:03

ever heard of this place please?
POZIERES MEMORIAL
Regards
Lisa