BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Braine

Aisne

France

 

General Directions: Braine is a small town 18 kilometres east of Soisson and 9 kilometres south of Vailly-sur-Aisne, and the Communal Cemetery is located on the north side of the town. The town of Braine can be reached from the direction of Vailly-sur-Aisne via the D14. Following the D14 will take you through the village of Chassemy. After several kilometres of scenic road the town of Braine can be seen. On arriving at Braine, via the street called Avenue Du President JF Kennedy, turn left onto the D1320, Boulevard Des Danois. After 300 metres the cemetery will be found on the left side of the road. Within the cemetery the Commonwealth War Graves Plot will be found at the front right side of the cemetery. 

Braine was captured by dismounted units of the 1st Cavalry Brigade on 12 September 1914 and No. 5. Casualty Clearing Station was then posted in the town. It was retaken by the Germans on 28 May 1918 and recovered in the following July.  All the burials here date from September and October 1914. 68 of the casualties are named on special memorials because the exact positions of their graves in the Commonwealth plot are not known.

Victoria Cross: Captain Harry Sherwood Ranken, VC, Royal Army Medical Corps, died of wounds 25/09/1914. Row A. 43., Chevalier of the Legion of Honour (France), for gallant conduct during the operations from 21st to 30th August 1914. Son of the Rev. Henry Ranken and Helen Morton Ranken, of The Manse, Irvine, Ayrshire. Native of Glasgow.

Citation: An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 28976, dated 13th Nov., 1914, records the following: "For tending wounded in the trenches under rifle and shrapnel fire at Hautevesnes on 19th September and on 20th September continuing to attend to wounded after his thigh and leg had been shattered. (He has since died of wounds.)"

Casualty Details: UK 78, Total Burials: 78

Buried within this cemetery:

ALEXANDER, H Private 11081 18/09/1914 Welsh Regiment United Kingdom A. 11. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ALLEN, WILLIAM Gunner 67726 19/09/1914 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 26. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ATKINSON, JOHN Rifleman 8891 15/10/1914 24 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom B. 4. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BALCOMBE, W Serjeant L/8004 18/09/1914 Royal Sussex Regiment United Kingdom B. 3. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BATE, THOMAS Private 9544 20/09/1914 Worcestershire Regiment United Kingdom A. 18. (Sp. Mem. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BOLTON, J Private 2575 08/10/1914 35 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 11. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BRADSHAW, F Private 6632 28/09/1914 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom B. 7. (Sp Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BRETT, P Private 9621 07/10/1914 Royal Dublin Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 4. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BROADLEY, G Rifleman 6611 30/09/1914 King's Royal Rifle Corps United Kingdom B. 3. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BROWN, ROBERT Private 6938 20/09/1914 25 Scots Guards United Kingdom A. 8. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
BURNETT, J Lance Serjeant 1493 21/09/1914 18th (Queen Mary's Own) Hussars United Kingdom B. 8. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CAHILL, J J Sapper 13248 05/10/1914 Royal Engineers United Kingdom B. 4. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CARDEN, G C H Driver 18318 02/10/1914 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 27. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CLARKE, J Driver 42403 29/09/1914 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom B. 1. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CLINT, A Private 179 15/09/1914 2nd Dragoons (Royal Scots Greys) United Kingdom A. 1. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

CONNOR, T Gunner 71494 21/09/1914 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 27. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
COOKE, J Lance Corporal 8518 28/09/1914 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom A. 22. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
COOPER, W Private 6464 07/10/1914 32 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 4. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
COX, W G Private L/9975 21/09/1914 21 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom A. 15. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
CUTTS, ARTHUR HENRY Corporal 9974 26/09/1914 25 Middlesex Regiment United Kingdom A. 21. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DAVIES, A T Gunner 38050 09/10/1914 29 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 26. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DONOHUE, P Private 10885 26/09/1914 25 Royal Irish Regiment United Kingdom A. 5. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DONOVAN, W Private 7631 22/09/1914 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 13. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
DRURY, J Private 9390 20/09/1914 South Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 14. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ELLIS, CHARLES Private 9143 18/10/1914 24 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 19. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ELLIS, ROBERT Private 9976 08/10/1914 24 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 14. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
FORSYTH, JOHN CUSACK Lieutenant 22/09/1914 31 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom B. 8/9. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
FOWLER, WILLIAM Company Serjeant Major 3617 08/10/1914 31 Scots Guards United Kingdom A. 25. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
GARLAND, CHRISTOPHER OSCAR Private 7226 22/09/1914 27 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 18. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
GRAHAM, JAMES STEPHEN Private 8443 27/09/1914 24 Leicestershire Regiment United Kingdom B. 5. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

GURD, ALBERT Private 6914 23/09/1914 29 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 12. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
HANDFORD, ERNEST REGINALD Private 6878 24/09/1914 34 South Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom B. 8. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
HAWKINS, THOMAS JOHN Private 10895 19/09/1914 21 Welsh Regiment United Kingdom A. 19. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
HILLIER, E A Private 9275 04/10/1914 22 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 15. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
HINES, GEORGE HENRY Private L/10942 23/09/1914 36 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom B. 5. (Sp. Mem. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
HUTTON, GEORGE ADOLPH Lieutenant 19/09/1914 23 Royal Engineers United Kingdom A. 23. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
JEWSON, F Company Serjeant Major 6260 27/09/1914 Royal Berkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 21. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
KEMPSON, J Private 9280 05/10/1914 South Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 7. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
KENDRICK, J E Private L/7679 29/09/1914 29 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom B. 9. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
KILGANNON, JOHN Drummer 9028 20/09/1914 34 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom B. 2. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
KNOTT, GEORGE Private 7349 25/09/1914 30 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) United Kingdom A. 17. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
KYRKE-SMITH, ARTHUR KYRKE Captain 23/09/1914 36 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) United Kingdom A. 24. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
LODDER, A Serjeant 7269 21/09/1914 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom B. 1. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
LORING, G F Lance Corporal L/10200 27/09/1914 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom A. 20. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
LOWIE, W G Private 12178 14/10/1914 Highland Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 6. (Sp Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

MATTHEWS, CHARLES EDWARD Private 8458 26/09/1914 25 Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry United Kingdom B. 10. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
MATTHEWS, W H Private 9709 24/09/1914 27 Durham Light Infantry United Kingdom B. 10. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
MAXWELL, PETER BENSON Captain 24/09/1914 33 East Yorkshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 40. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
MEDLAM, E J Corporal 3789 12/09/1914 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) United Kingdom A. 1. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
MITCHELL, JULIAN ALAN SPENCER Captain 28/09/1914 28 King's Shropshire Light Infantry United Kingdom A. 54. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
MOGER, A Private 7614 21/09/1914 Devonshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 10. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
McCORMACK, J Rifleman 10065 20/09/1914 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom B. 2. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
McGRANE, G Rifleman 8367 22/09/1914 Royal Irish Rifles United Kingdom A. 13. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
NUTTER, CHARLES Private L/6809 28/09/1914 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom B. 6. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PARFITT, GEORGE Private L/8641 07/10/1914 26 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom A. 7. (Sp. Mem. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PATTERSON, J Private 7740 18/10/1914 Cameron Highlanders United Kingdom A. 9. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PERRY, ROBERT Private L/8835 20/09/1914 Royal Fusiliers United Kingdom A. 8. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PESTELL, PERCY Corporal 8971 27/09/1914 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) United Kingdom A. 20. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
PETERS, ROBERT Private L/8835 20/09/1914 ALIAS United Kingdom BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY (See "PERRY," the true family name.)
POWIS, JOHN Private 11104 28/09/1914 21 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom A. 17. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

PUTLAND, WALTER EDWARD Private 9440 28/09/1914 22 East Yorkshire Regiment United Kingdom B. 11. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
RANKEN, HARRY SHERWOOD Captain 25/09/1914 31 Royal Army Medical Corps United Kingdom A. 43. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
RAYNER, JAMES Private L/6786 07/10/1914 33 The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) United Kingdom A. 6. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ROGERS, T J Private 7447 03/10/1914 South Wales Borderers United Kingdom B. 12. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ROWDON, REUBEN FREDERICK Private 8997 08/10/1914 23 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A 9 (Sp. Mem). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
ROYLE, ARTHUR CLEGG FANSHAWE Lieutenant 27/09/1914 31 North Staffordshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 50. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
RUDD, W Private 9272 01/10/1914 20 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 16 (Spec. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SAMUELS, J Private 7784 21/09/1914 Lincolnshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 12. (Sp. Mem. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SHADBOLT, HERBERT WILLIAM Serjeant 4694 04/10/1914 42 Royal Garrison Artillery United Kingdom B. 6. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SHILLING, THEODOSIUS JOHN Private 7644 08/10/1914 32 Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) United Kingdom A. 5. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SINGLETON, GEORGE Private 6177 16/09/1914 31 Lincolnshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 16. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SNAPE, W Private 1269 24/09/1914 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment United Kingdom B. 7. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
SPRINGFIELD, GEORGE PATRICK OSBORN Captain 12/09/1914 42 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays) United Kingdom A. 2. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
STEVENS, WILLIAM Private 7029 21/09/1914 31 Wiltshire Regiment United Kingdom A. 10. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
STEWART, BERTRAND Captain 12/09/1914 42 West Kent Yeomanry (Queen's Own) United Kingdom A. 3. BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

THOMPSON, G Private 8960 02/10/1914 Royal Munster Fusiliers United Kingdom B. 11. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
WEDLAKE, FRANK ALBERT Gunner 58662 21/09/1914 Royal Field Artillery United Kingdom A. 22. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
WHITING, PHILIP ALFRED Lance Serjeant 8471 11/10/1914 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom A. 25. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
WOOTTEN, ALFRED Private 6995 01/10/1914 29 Coldstream Guards United Kingdom B. 9. (Sp. Mem.). BRAINE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

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