Berlencourt (Le Cauroy) Communal Cemetery
Pas-de-Calais, France

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Historical Information

Berlencourt (Le Cauroy) Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War.

Shot at Dawn:

43359 Serjeant. G.E. Gleadow 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment executed for desertion on 06/04/1917.

251797 Private. W. Benham 1st/3rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers executed for desertion on 12/07/1917.

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.

Name Rank Service Number Date of Death Age Regiment / Service Service Country Grave /
Memorial Reference
Cemetery / Memorial Name
BENHAM, WILLIAM Private 251797 12/07/1917   London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) United Kingdom   BERLENCOURT (LE CAUROY) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CROWHURST, FREDERICK EDWARD Private 242059 31/12/1917 19 Lincolnshire Regiment United Kingdom   BERLENCOURT (LE CAUROY) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
GLEADOW, GEORGE E. Serjeant 43359 06/04/1917   West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) United Kingdom   BERLENCOURT (LE CAUROY) COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PAGE, W B Private 23083 01/07/1917   Border Regiment United Kingdom   BERLENCOURT (LE CAUROY) COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

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