ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Pictures courtesy of Mike Booker
Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria and is south of the
main carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, near the University of
The Cemetery is open Saturday to Thursday 07.30 to 14.30.
In March 1915, the base of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force was
transferred to Alexandria from Mudros and the city became a camp and hospital
centre for Commonwealth and French troops. Among the medical units established
there were the 17th, 19th, 21st, 78th and 87th General Hospitals and No 5 Indian
Hospital. After the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, Alexandria remained an important
hospital centre during later operations in Egypt and Palestine and the port was
much used by hospital ships and troop transports bringing reinforcements and
carrying the sick and wounded out of the theatres of war.
Victoria Cross Recipient
Ernest George Horlock
42617 Battery Serjeant Major Ernest George Horlock, V.C.,Royal Field Artillery General Base Depot, (E.E.F) Died 30/12/1917 aged 32 years. Son of John and Emily Horlock; husband of Ethel M. Horlock, of 5, Fitzalan Rd., Littlehampton Sussex. Burial Plot F171.
Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette" dated 24th Nov 1914. (No 28985) records the following:- "For conspicuous gallantry on 15th Sept., near Vendresse, when his battery was in action under a heavy shell fire, in that although twice wounded, he persisted on each occasion in returning to lay his gun after his wound had been dressed".
B/198985 Acting Sergeant
Row D. 146.
Row C. 175.
Son of Daniel and Elizabeth Broxup; husband of Sarah Ann Macey (formerly Broxup), of 27, Blenheim St., Stoneyholme, Burnley.
Row E. 166.
Lived at 15 Walverden Road, Briercliffe
Husband of Annie Dunwell, of 15, Wolverden Rd., Briercliffe, Burnley.
S/11321 Lance Corporal
2nd Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
13th July 1918, aged 20.
Row A. 231.
Born 1st February 1898.
Son of Mrs. J. Fairlie, of 23, John St., Ayr.
John Thomson Gordon
72nd Div. HQ.
Royal Field Artillery
Died of Pneumonia 18/11/1918,
Row C. 261.
Son of James Rae Gordon and Janet B. Gordon, of 109, High St., Kirkcudbright, Scotland.
Picture courtesy of Felicity Gordon Gelder, great niece of this soldier.