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  Sablonnières New Communal Cemetery

Seine-et-Marne

France

 

Pictures courtesy of Barry Cuttell

 

Location Information

Sablonnieres is a village 32 kilometres south east of Meaux. Sablonnieres New Communal Cemetery is beside the railway line, west of the village.



Historical Information

The village of Sablonnieres was captured by British troops on 8 September 1914.

The communal cemetery contains 19 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

 

 

Burial details:

L/Cpl. William. ANDERSON, "B" Coy. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Killed in action 8th Sept. 1914, aged 19.

Pte. William CLEMENT. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 28. Son of the late David and Annie Clement

Capt. Charles Antoine de Guerry. DALGLISH. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914.

Pte. J. DAVIDSON. 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Died 8th Sept. 1914.

Pte. Oliver James FISHLOCK. 5th Dragoon Guards. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 19.

Pte. R. FORD. 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Died 8th Sept. 1914.

Pte. J. FORRESTER. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914.

Pte. G. M. FORSYTH. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 24. Son of Isabella M. Forsyth of 144 Dumbiedykes Road, Edinburgh, and the late William M. Forsyth

Pte. Archibald William FOSTER. 19th Hussars. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 22. Son of
Thomas William and Eliza Martha Foster

Pte. G. GLOVER. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 27. Son of James Glover; husband of Margaret Gilruth Glover of 56 Wilson Street, Dundee

Pte. Frank Cyril. GURR. "B" Sqdn. 19th Hussars. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 21. Son of George C. & E. L. Gurr of Church Gate, Leicester

Pte. W. McLeod JOHNSTONE. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 34.

Pte. P. McDONALD. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 28. Son of Mrs. J. McDonald of 43 Baldovan Terrace, Dundee, and the late Mr. A. McDonald. Born at Fowls Easter, Perthshire

Pte. J. McEWAN. 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Died 8th Sept. 1914

Pte. Alexlander MORRICE. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Killed in action 8th Sept. 1914, aged 21. Son of Mr. & Mrs. George Morrice of 7 Milton Street, Edinburgh

Capt. Robert Charles PARTRIDGE. 5th Dragoon Guards. Died 8th Sept. 1914, aged 32.

Lt. Ewen Holmes Humphrey James WILSON. 1st Bn. Black Watch. Killed in action 8th Sept. 1914, aged 22. Son of James Humphrey and Katharine Campbell Wilson

Pte. Bert WIDSOM. 5th Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 8th Sept. 1914, aged 27. Son of Walter and Liddia Wisdom; husband of Lilian Widsom of 6 Norton Gardens, Norbury, London. Born at Camberwell, London.


 

Victoria Cross

 


Capt. John NORWOOD. V.C. (South Africa) 5th Dragoon Guards. Killed in action 8th Sept. 1914, aged 38. Son of Mr. & Mrs. John Norwood; husband of Lilian. An extract taken from the London Gazette dated 27th July 1900 records the following: "John Norwood, Lieut. 5th Dragoon Guards. Date of Act of Bravery 30th Oct. 1899. On the 30th Oct. 1899, this officer went out from Ladysmith in charge of a small patrol of the 5th Dragoon Guards. They came under heavy fire from the enemy, who were posted on a ridge in great force. The patrol, which had arrived within about 600 yards of the ridge, then retired a full speed. One man dropped, and Second Lieut. Norwood galloped back about 300 yards through heavy fire, dismounted, and picking up the fallen trooper, carried him out of fire on his back, at the same time leading his horse with one hand. The enemy kept up an incessant fire during the whole time that Second Lieut. Norwood was carrying the man until he was quite out of range"