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Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:05 pm    Post subject: Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras Reply with quote

FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE



Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery is in the western part of the town of Arras in the Boulevard du General de Gaulle, near the Citadel, approximately 2 Kms due west of the railway station.
The French handed over Arras to Commonwealth forces in the spring of 1916 and the system of tunnels upon which the town is built were used and developed in preparation for the major offensive planned for April 1917. The Commonwealth section of the FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY was begun in March 1916, behind the French military cemetery established earlier. It continued to be used by field ambulances and fighting units until November 1918. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and from two smaller cemeteries in the vicinity. The cemetery contains 2,650 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There are 10 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. In addition, there are 30 war graves of other nationalities, most of them German. The graves in the French military cemetery were removed after the war to other burial grounds.
No. of Identified Casualties: 2670


Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Lovat Scouts
Unit Text: 1st
Age: 24
Date of Death: 04/06/1917
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Anderson, of Saphock, Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. G. 31.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: LUKE, ARTHUR
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 26/03/1917
Service No: 27969
Additional information: Husband of Margaret Laidlaw Luke, of 20, Ednam, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. K. 4.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS



Name: YOUNG
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: "D" Coy. 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/03/1917
Service No: 43259
Additional information: Son of William Young, of 28, Oran St., Maryhill, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 13.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: MACARA, HUGH
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 22/03/1917
Service No: 30503
Additional information: Son of Hugh F. and Margaret Macara, of 97, Bardowie St., Possilpark, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 14.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


I posted this photo because I thought it was a rather poignant scene.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Thomas Nelson, (of the Nelson family of publishing fame) and a Scottish Rugby internationalist, served with the Lothian & Border Horse and was kia at Arras on the 9/4/17.
He was a great close friend of John Buchan and Buchan stated that Nelson was one of the greatest Scots of his generation - and that he was destined to make a great impact on our counrty if he had been spared.

Buchan's tribute to 6 of his friends who fell in the Great War was the book
"These for Remembrance" which was privately published by Buchan in 1919 with only a handful of copies being produced, presumably for himself and the families of his deceased friends.
Thankfully, a general edition was printed in recent years and it is highly recommended reading.

The 6 friends who feature are:

Thomas Nelson, Lothian & Border Horse, kia 9/4/17 at Arras.
Bron Lucas, RFC, kia 10/11/16
Cecil Rawling, Somerset L.I, kia 23/10/17
Lord Basil Temple Blackwood, Grenadier Guards, kia 3/7/17
John Stuart-Wortley, South Staffs, kia 21/3/18
Raymond Asquith, Grenadier Guards, kia 15/9/16

I thoroughly recommend this book.

ISBN 0-907675-80-8

John Buchan's brother, Alastair, died on the same day as Tommy Nelson at Arras. He is buried at Duisans.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:43 pm    Post subject: Faubourg D'Amiens Reply with quote


Name: BUTLER, JOHN JOSEPH
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 107 Sqdn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 16/08/1943
Service No: 1266567
Additional information: Son of William and Mary Butler, of Harrow, Middlesex.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot 8. Row A. Grave 22.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS




Name: ALLISON
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/03/1917
Service No: 40521
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 9.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: PATERSON
Initials: W R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/05/1917
Service No: 15328
Additional information: Son of William B. and Elizabeth Paterson, of 13, Herriet St., Pollokshields, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: V. D. 5.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: GRACE
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/03/1917
Service No: 40943
Additional information: Son of Mary B. Grace, of Drumbuig, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, and the late Patrick Grace.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 8.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: BRADLEY, MICHAEL
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 05/04/1917
Service No: S/20359
Additional Information: Place of birth, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. N. 1.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Faubourg D' Amiens Reply with quote


Name: ROSS, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/03/1917
Service No: 25475
Additional Information: Place of birth, Paisley. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. K. 5.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: O'NEILL, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/03/1917
Service No: 43406
Additional information: Son of Arthur O'Neill and Sarah Ann O'Neill (formerly McGrath) of Motherwell, Lanarkshire. His brother Patrick O'Neill also fell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 15.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: HOWE, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 24/03/1917
Service No: 10981
Additional Information: Place of birth, Falkirk. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. K. 2.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: NICOL, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/03/1916
Service No: 2231
Additional Information: Place of birth, Forres. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 2.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: ROX
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1917
Service No: 43026
Additional Information: Place of birth, Kilmarnock. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. J. 10.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:00 pm    Post subject: Faubourg D' Amiens Reply with quote


Name: CAMPBELL, ARCHIE JAMES
Initials: A J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Date of Death: 16/03/1917
Service No: S/40666
Additional Information: Place of birth, Islay. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 18.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS


Name: FRASER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 13/03/1916
Service No: 1616
Additional Information: Place of birth, Elgin. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. A. 5.
Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

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