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Dartmoor Cemetery Becordel-Becourt

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:22 pm    Post subject: Dartmoor Cemetery Becordel-Becourt Reply with quote

DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT



Identified Casualties: 762

Becordel-Becourt is a village about 2.5 kilometres south-east of Albert.
From the D938 (Albert-Peronne) take the road C2 (Becourt-Becordel). The Cemetery is immediately north of the village on the road to Becourt opposite the Communal Cemetery.
Dartmoor Cemetery was begun (as Becordel-Becourt Military Cemetery) in August 1915 and was used by the battalions holding that part of the line; its name was changed in May 1916 at the request of the 8th and 9th Battalions of the Devonshire Regiment. In September 1916, the XV Corps Main Dressing Station was established in the neighbourhood, but throughout 1917, the cemetery was scarcely used. It passed into German hands on 26 March 1918, but was retaken on 24 August by the 12th Division. There are five burials of August 1918, in Plot II, Row E.
In adjoining graves in Plot I, Row A, are buried a father and son, who served in the same artillery battery, and were killed in action on the same day.
Dartmoor Cemetery contains 768 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
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DIXON, HENRY
Rank: Trooper
Service No: 3300
Date of Death: 17/09/1916
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: 2nd Life Guards
Grave Reference: II. C. 16.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Mary Dixon, of Shedpark, Barrachan, Port William, Wigtownshire.

He is commemorated on the City of Glasgow Police WW1 Memorial. http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=3434&mforum=warmemscot
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FRASER, E
Rank: Private
Service No: 409
Date of Death: 20/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 57.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Peter Fraser, of 245, St. George's Rd., Glasgow.
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JOHNSTON, ALEXANDER W.
Rank: Private
Service No: 1252
Date of Death: 30/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 1st/6th Bn. attd. 152nd Bn. Machine Gun Corps
Grave Reference: I. D. 65.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Mary Johnston, of Thriepland Cottage, Lhanbryde, Morayshire.
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LAWRIE, JAMES HUNTER
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 09/08/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 3rd Bn. attd. 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 74.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Ephraim S. and Margaret Lawrie, of 317, Onslow Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow.
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McDONALD, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 3225
Date of Death: 27/07/1916
Age: 21
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 61.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of William McDonald, of Glengolly, Thurso, Caithness.
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McMILLAN, DUNCAN
Rank: Private
Service No: 5358
Date of Death: 26/07/1916
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 59.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Alexander and Annie Muir McMillan, of Distillery House, Port Charlotte, Islay, Argyllshire. Native of Campbeltown.
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SUTHERLAND, ALICK GEORGE
Rank: Private
Service No: 778
Date of Death: 26/07/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders, "B" Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 62.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Nicholas and Jessie Sutherland, of Gower Street Cottages, Brora, Sutherlandshire. Native of Helmsdale, Sutherlandshire.
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WALMSLEY, JAMES BLAIR
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Age: 24
Regiment/Service: King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 7th/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. D. 73.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of Margaret Walmsley, of 59, South St., Greenock, and the late Thomas Walmsley.
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WEBBER, HENRY
Rank: Lieutenant
Date of Death: 21/07/1916
Age: 67
Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment, 7th Bn.
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: I. E. 54.
Cemetery: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT
Additional Information: Son of William Webber, M.D., and Eliza Webber (nee Preston); husband of the late Emily Webber (nee Morris). Native of Horley, Surrey. For over 40 years a member of the London Stock Exchange.
Henry Webber is the oldest known battle death recorded for the First World War.

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