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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote

ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, FRANCE.




Roclincourt is a village a little to the east of the road from Arras to Lens. Take the N17 from Arras until the junction of this road and the D60. Travel along the D60 into Roclincourt village. Roclincourt Valley Cemetery lies to the north-east of the village. It is on a farm track signposted off the Thelus road.
Roclincourt was just within the Allied lines before the Battle of Arras in 1917 and it was from here that the 51st (Highland) and 34th Divisions advanced on 9 April 1917. The 1st Canadian Division attacked further north, across the Lens road. Roclincourt Valley Cemetery (originally called Roclincourt Forward Cemetery No.2) was begun after 9 April 1917 by the units which fought on that day. It was used until the following August when it contained the graves of 94 soldiers, of whom 40 belonged to the 51st Division. These form Plot I, Rows A to E and part of Row F. The cemetery was enlarged after the Armistice when graves, almost all of April 1917 and mostly from the 34th and 51st Divisions, were brought in from the surrounding battlefields and from certain smaller cemeteries, including:- KING CRATER CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT: a mine crater, it contained 99 burials in five big graves, made by the 34th Division in the middle of April 1917, all dating from 9 April. All but two belonged to the Tyneside Brigades of the Northumberland Fusiliers. KITE CRATER CEMETERY, ST LAURENT-BLANGY, contained 53 burials of 9 April 1917 in five big graves, mainly of the 34th Division. RABS ROAD CEMETERY, ST LAURENT-BLANGY, contained 20 burials of 9 or 13 April 1917, 16 belonging to the 15th or 16th Royal Scots. ROCLINCOURT LONG CEMETERY (called at one time Roclincourt Forward Cemetery No.3), contained 68 burials of 9 April 1917, all 51st Division. THELUS ROAD CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, was made by the XVII Corps and contained 42 burials of 9 April 1917, 51st Division. The cemetery now contains 518 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 83 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to four casualties known, or believed, to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
No. of Identified Casualties: 465


Name: SPENCE, CHARLES FREDERICK
Initials: C F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350108
Additional information: Son of David Spence, of 89, Lothian Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 15.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: NAPIER, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 275744
Additional information: Son of William and Mary Napier, of 40, Mary St., Grahamston, Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 10.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: GOWAN, IAN DALGLEISH
Initials: I D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: "B" Coy. 1st/9th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350731
Additional information: Son of John and Margaret Gowan, of 20, Blackford Rd., Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 17.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: DENNIS, CHARLES
Initials: C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351042
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Dennis. Native of Edinburgh. Came from Prince Rupert Canada, to enlist.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 5.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: BARR
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 278714
Additional information: Son of Mr. D. R. Barr, of 50, Glasgow Rd., Paisley.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 19.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:11 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: KENNEDY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 275599
Additional information: Son of Isabella Kennedy, of 37, Newhouse, Stirling, and the late John Kennedy.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 3.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: MESSER, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351410
Additional Information: Place of birth, Currie. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 11.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: DOIG, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350466
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 2.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: WATT, WILLIAM JAMES
Initials: W J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 202619
Additional information: Son of Alexander Watt, of 10 Deveronside, Banff.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 12.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: McGILL, William
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 352260
Additional Information: Place of birth, Glasgow. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 6.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:21 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: KIRKPATRICK, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351608
Additional information: Son of David and Elizabeth Gardiner Kirkpatrick. Place of birth, Dumfries. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 20.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: JAMIESON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 278554
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Jamieson (nee McIsaac), of Tighnabruaich, Argyll.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 7.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: FAULDS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/05/1917
Service No: 250676
Additional Information: Place of birth, Barrhead, Renfrewshire. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 12.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: McDOWELL, THOMAS ORR
Initials: T O
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 29
Date of Death: 08/04/1917
Service No: 351638
Additional information: Son of Helen McDowell, of 66 Fruitfield Place, Mack St., Airdrie, and the late George McDowell.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. G.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: MARTIN, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/6th Bn.
Age: 38
Date of Death: 18/05/1917
Service No: 252270
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Susan Martin; husband of Susan Martin, of 20, Laightcartside St., Johnstone, Renfrewshire. Born at Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 13.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:38 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: HASTINGS, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 276086
Additional information: Son of Jeanie Happer Hastings, of 30, David's Loan, Falkirk, and the late Thomas Hastings.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 20.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: HORSBURGH, ROBERT
Initials: R W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 201929
Additional information: Son of William Horsburgh, of 7, Station Rd., Woodside, Aberdeen.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 16.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: MARTIN, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 352327
Additional Information: Place of birth, Dundee. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 12.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: DONALD, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 201358
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 10.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: ATKINSON, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 352297
Additional Information: Place of birth, Glasgow. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 18.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: CARR, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: 42891
Additional information: Son of Peter and Catherine Lavelle Carr, of 5, East William St., Greenock.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 20.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: BATTISON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 276555
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 6.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: STEVENSON, MATTHEW
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 275751
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Stevenson, of Dundas Crescent, Laurieston, Falkirk.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 9.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: CAMPBELL, JOHN MITCHELL
Initials: J M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350033
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jessie Campbell, of 1, Learmouth Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 13.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: GIBSON, JOHN JAMES
Initials: J J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351274
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Gibson, of The Mill, Biggar, Lanarkshire. Native of Coulter, Biggar.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 17.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: CRESSWELL, JAMES HENRY
Initials: J H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351516
Additional information: Son of Robert and Elizabeth Cresswell (nee Geddes), of 9, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 19.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: McNEIL, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 11/04/1917
Service No: 277392
Additional Information: Place of birth, Colmonell, Ayrshire. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 1.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: MURDOCH, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/7th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 278993
Additional information: Son of Hendry and Catherine Murdoch, of 774, Rutherglen Rd., Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 13.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: McNEILL, FRED
Initials: F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 278718
Additional information: Son of Mrs. E. McNeill, of 36, Paisley Rd., Renfrew.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 8.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 5:22 pm    Post subject: Roclincourt Valley Cemetery Reply with quote


Name: WRIGHT, DAVID S.
Initials: D S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Date of Death: 10/04/1917
Service No: 266375
Additional Information: Place of birth, Glasgow. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 20.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: SUTHERLAND, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: between 08/04/1917 and 10/04/1917
Service No: 202518
Additional information: Son of John and H. Sutherland, of Clashbuoy, Braemore, Dunbeath, Caithness.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 3.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: FORSYTH, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 351613
Additional information: Son of William and Isabella Bell Forsyth. Native of Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 14.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: ETTLES, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 266687
Additional information: Son of Peter Ettles, of Slackend, Dallas, Morayshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 4.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: LUMSDEN, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 4th Bn
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 201365
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 14.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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Name: ANDERSON, WILLIAM A.
Initials: W A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 6th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 266209
Additional information: Son of William Adam Anderson and the late Diana Stronach Anderson, of Bellie, Fochabers; husband of Mary Anderson, of 27, South St., Elgin.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 14.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: RAMSAY, JOHN L.
Initials: J L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 03/05/1917
Service No: 35171
Additional Information: Place of birth, Newburgh, Fife. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 19.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: CAMPBELL, GEORGE STORRIE
Initials: G S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350574
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jessie Campbell, of 1, Learmouth Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. G. 16.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: BROWN, GEORGE ELDER
Initials: G E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 30
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 350023
Additional information: Son of William Brown, of 4, Henry Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. H. 5.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY


Name: HARDIE, ANDREW
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
Unit Text: 1st/9th Bn.
Date of Death: 09/04/1917
Service No: 352329
Additional Information: Place of birth, Dalmeny, Linlithgowshire. (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. C. 2.
Cemetery: ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY
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