KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY
Pictures courtesy of Demosthenes Lamprinakis
Plot F. 1307.
Son of Abraham and Sarah Dracup, of 105, Hufling Lane, Burnley.
George Frederick Graham
Plot C. 489.
Son of Frederick and Martha Graham, of 5, Whittlefield St., Burnley.
Plot E. 973.
Son of George William and Mary Elizabeth Metcalfe, of 4, Norman St., Burnley.
22nd September 1916, aged 23.
Plot D. 699.
Son of William and Susan Louisa Riley, of 311, Briercliffe Rd., Burnley, Lancashire.
Karasouli Military Cemetery is on the edge of the town of Polykastro (formerly Karasouli) which lies some 73 kilometres from Thessaloniki, between the River Axios (Vardas) and the south end of Lake Ardzan (now dry and replaced by a reservoir). The cemetery is behind the football stadium and is next to the Civil Cemetery.
Take the main highway north from Thessaloniki to Evzoni & Skopje. After approximately 70km take the exit signed Kilkis and Polykastro where you shall pick up the CWGC signs that shall lead you into Polykastro and to the cemetery.
The Cemetery is permanently open and may be visited at any time.
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Shot at Dawn:
S/5470 Private A. Brown, 10th Bn. Black Watch, executed for desertion 01/06/1917. Row A. 22.
13827 Lance Serjeant H. Ashton, 11th Bn. Cameronians, executed for desertion 08/07/1917. Row C. 487.
204232 Private R. Young, 11th Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 18/09/1918. Row D. 885.
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.
Plot E. 1099.
Son of Joseph and Margaret Ashworth, of 46, Cleaver St., Burnley.
Plot D. 754.
Lived at 26 Hallows Street, Burnley, Lancashire.
Plot. E. 968.
Lived at 39 Hollingreave Road, Burnley, Lancashire.
John Thomas Cain
12th Bn. Cheshire Regiment
19th May 1917.
Plot E. 1184.
Left behind a wife and seven children
Remembered by his Granddaughter Denise Robertson (nee Cain)
Plot F. 1248.
Son of John and Sarah Ann Deeble, of 59, Cavour St., Burnley.
9th East Lancashire Regiment
Plot D. 727.
James Edward Kendall
Plot B. 390.
William Henry Ridge M.M & M.S.M
Royal Field Artillery
"C" Bty. 114th Bde.
17th September 1918, aged 28.
Plot E. 1083.