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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Naval Trench Cemetery Reply with quote

Naval Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle, Pas de Calais, France.

Identified Casualties: 58





Location Information
Gavrelle is a village in the department of the Pas-de-Calais about 8 kilometres north-east of Arras on the road to Douai. Naval Trench Cemetery is about 0.75 kilometres south-west of the village (D42E) down a 1 kilometre track.
Take care not to confuse this Cemetery and Chili Trench Cemetery, Gavrelle.
Historical Information
Gavrelle was captured by the Royal Naval Division on 23 April 1917, lost on 28 March 1918, and reoccupied by the 51st (Highland) Division on the following 27 August.
Naval Trench Cemetery is named from a second-line trench made by the 63rd Division in the summer of 1917, occupied as headquarters by the Queen's Westminsters in March 1918, and retaken by the 6th Black Watch on 26 August 1918. It was made by fighting units between April and November 1917.
The cemetery contains 59 First World War burials, two of them unidentified. There is also one burial of the Second World War in the cemetery.
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CRUDEN, GEORGE
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/2432
Date of Death: 28/05/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Anson Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: D. 12.
Cemetery: NAVAL TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE
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LAWSON, THOMAS WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: PLY/16071
Date of Death: 30/07/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: D. 7.
Cemetery: NAVAL TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE
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McMILLAN, JOHN
Rank: Sergeant
Service No: PLY/9061
Date of Death: 13/08/1917
Regiment/Service: Royal Marine Light Infantry, 2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: D. 5.
Cemetery: NAVAL TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE
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STIRLING, ANDREW HORN
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/1013
Date of Death: 29/07/1917
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: D. 8.
Cemetery: NAVAL TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE
Additional Information: Son of Robert Tannahill and Annabella Stirling of Sunnyside, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. His brother Walter Gray Stirling also fell.

STIRLING, WALTER GRAY
Rank: Serjeant
Service No: 200426
Date of Death: 20/07/1916
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), 5th Bn.
Grave Reference: XII. D. 40.
Cemetery: CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL
Additional Information: Son of Robert Tannahill and Annabella Stirling, Sunnyside, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow. His brother Andrew Horn Stirling also fell.
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WILSON, DAVID
Rank: Able Seaman
Service No: Clyde Z/4050
Date of Death: 22/08/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Howe Bn. R.N. Div.
Grave Reference: C. 2.
Cemetery: NAVAL TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE
Additional Information: Son of David Wilson, of 1 The Avenue, Carronshore, Falkirk.

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