ST. MARTIN-AU-LAERT CHURCHYARD

 

 

Pas De Calais

 

 

France

 

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Location Information

St. Martin-au-Laert is a village on the outskirts of St. Omer, about 50 kilometres east of Boulogne by road, at the junction of the Boulogne-St.Omer and Calais-St.Omer roads. It is easily reached from St. Omer. West of the church and about 9 metres from the Crucifix at the end of the main path, are the graves of one soldier and two airmen belonging to the UK forces.

 

Burial Details

77531 Pilot Officer Reginald Edmund Compton Butterworth, Air Gunner in 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Service, died 21st May 1940, aged 33. Son of Reginald and Cornelia Butterworth; husband of Elisabeth Werner Butterworth, of Putney, London.

7589757 Private Frank Herbert Evans, Royal Army Ordnance Corps,  died 23rd May 1940.

25066 Flight Lieutenant Richard Hatt Noble Graham, Pilot in 13 Squadron, Royal Air Force, died 21st May 1940, aged 32. Son of Donald Noble Graham, and of Lucy Graham (nee Croft); husband of Mildred Graham, of Chelsea, London.