Grootebeek Br Cemetery

 

 

 

Grootebeek British Cemetery ligt aan de "

Er bevinden zich 111 graven, waarvan 98(UK), 7(Ind), 1(NZ),

1(SA), 2(Unk) en 2(UK 40-45) op dit cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Who wasburied at the time in Vlamerthinge Churchyard

but whose Grave was destroyed in later Battles.

 

A Place is Vacant in our Home that never can be filled."

 

(Inschrift grafsteen Private J.Lynn)

 

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Private John Lynn

Service No: 1272

Date of Death: 2 mei 1915 (age 27)

Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

2nd Bn.

Awards: V C  -  D C M

 

Additional Information:

Cross of the Order of St. George, 4th Class (Russia). Foster son of Mrs. E. Harrison, of 20, Hindsley Place, Forest Hill, London.


 

Citation

"An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 29th June, 1915, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery near Ypres on 2nd May 1915. When the Germans were advancing behind their wave of asphyxiating gas, Pte. Lynn, although almost overcome by the deadly fumes, handled his machine gun with very great effect against the enemy, and when he could not see them he moved his gun higher up on the parapet, which enabled him to bring even more effective fire to bear, and eventually checked any further advance. The great courage displayed by this soldier had a fine effect on his comrades in the very trying circumstances. He died from the effects of gas poisoning."

(Bron CWGC)

 

 

 

 

Private J.Lynn

VC  -  DCM

Lancashire Fusiliers

2nd May 1915

 

 

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Serjeant E. Perkins

Service No: 33429

Date of Death: 25 april 1918

Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery

"D" Bty. 50th Bde.

Awards: D C M

 

Additional Information:

Husband of Mrs. G. F. Buttress (formerly Perkins), of 103, Nottingham St., Pittsmoor, Sheffield.

 

 

 

Serjeant E.Perkins

DCM

Royal Field Artillery

25th April 1918

 

 

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Indian Plot

 

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Havildar Ali Haidar

Service No: 2271

Date of Death: 25 april 1918

Regiment/Service: 52nd Sikhs (Frontier Force)

 

Additional Information:

Son of Nek Bakht, of Mattor, Kahnta, Rawalpindi, Punjab, India.

 

 

 

Havildar Ali Haidar

52nd Sikhs F.F.

29th April 1915

 

 

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Sepoy Munsafdar

Service No: 290

Date of Death: 27 april 1915

Regiment/Service: 84th Punjabis

attd. 129th Duke of Connaught's Own Baluchis

 

Additional Information:

Son of Mirzo, of Ara, Rawalpindi, Punjab, India.

 

 

 

Sepoy Munsafdar

84th Punjabis

27th April 1915

 

 

 

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