SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY

Colincamps

Somme

France

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Colincamps is a village about 16 kilometres north of Albert. Sucrerie Military Cemetery is about 3 kilometres south-east of the village on the north side of the road from Mailly-Maillet to Puisieux.

The cemetery was begun by French troops in the early summer of 1915, and extended to the West by British units from July in that year until, with intervals, December 1918. It was called at first the 10th Brigade Cemetery. Until the German retreat in March 1917, it was never more than a 1.6 kilometres from the front line; and from the end of March 1918 (when the New Zealand Division was engaged in fighting at the Sucrerie) to the following August, it was under fire. The 285 French and twelve German graves were removed to other cemeteries after the Armistice, and in consequence there are gaps in the lettering of the Rows.

There are now 1103, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these 219 casualties are unidentified.

The cemetery covers an area is 6,322 square metres and it is enclosed by a low brick wall.

 The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Casualty Details: UK 965, Canada 13, Australia 29, New Zealand 65, South Africa 32, Total Burials: 1104

 

 

Shot at Dawn:

14218 Private James Crozier, 9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 27/02/1916, Plot I. A. 5. Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Crozier, of 80, Battenberg Street, Belfast.

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.

 

 

 

18/163 Private

Levi Sutton

18th Bn. Durham Light Infantry

20/04/1916, aged 36.

Son of William and Elizabeth Sutton, of Darlington; husband of Mary Hannah Sutton, of 86, Westmoreland St., Darlington.

Plot III. I. 3.

 

Pictures courtesy of Great grandson, Peter Sutton.

 

 

 

 

     
 

 

 

744 Private

William R. Barrett

2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

01/07/1916, aged 21.

Son of the late R.S.M. Frederick Barrett (Rifle Brigade), and Mrs. Barrett, of Paddington, London.

Also remembered as a pupil of The Duke Of York School

Plot I. H. 26.

 

Remembered by his great niece, Teresa Jordan - nee Barrett

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Lieutenant

Charles Stewart Bell

4th Regt. South African Infantry

20/07/1916, aged 37.

 

Son of Robert Bell (Advocate, Sheriff Substitute at Falkirk) and Agnes Bell. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh. Native Labour Superintendent, South African Railways. Served in the South African Campaign; also in German South West Africa.

Plot I. CC. 13.

 

 

 

 

TZ/3265 Able Seaman

George Douglas

"Anson" Bn. 63rd Royal Naval Division

28/09/1918, aged 26.

George had worked as a coal-trimmer at Lambton Coal Staiths in Sunderland before enlisting in 1915. He had served at Gallipoli before the Western Front.

 

Picture courtesy of great nephew, Chris Spedding

 

 

15791 Private

Wallace Wilkinson

6th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry

10/08/1916, aged 21.

Son of William and Sarah Wilkinson, of Darlaston, Prees, Whitchurch, Salop.

Plot I. E. 41.

 

Picture courtesy of great niece, Sybil Ruscoe

 

 

60230 Gunner

Alexander Burnett Kemp

"Z" Coy. 2nd Trench Mortar Bn.

Royal Field Artillery

07/09/1916, aged 28

Husband of Lilly Kemp, father of Lilly, Alex and Janet Kemp.

A Tailor by trade.

Plot I. I. 35

 

 

Second Lieutenant

Miles Harry Blackwood

2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

01/07/1916, aged 19.

 

Son of Harry and Isla Blackwood, of Kincurdie, Rosemarkie, Ross-shire and Arthur's, St. James's, London. Joined 5th Bn. Royal Fusiliers in 1914. Passed through Sandhurst and posted to 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, July, 1915.

Plot I. H. 21.

 

 

 

 

Captain

George Newdegate Alison, M.I.D.

Seaforth Highlanders

attd. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

01/07/1916, aged 26.

 

Son of the late Sir Archibald Alison, 3rd Bart., and of Lady Alison, of "Possil House", Budleigh Salterton, Devon. Born in Bermuda.

Plot I. H. 36.

 

 

11362 Private

Richard Henry Boulter

1st Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

30/09/1915, aged 42.

 

Husband of Mary Ann Boulter, of 28 Court, 3 House, Bishop St., Birmingham.

Plot III. A. 12.

 

 

 

 

 

15935 Private

Thomas Howarth Jackson

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

27/05/1916

Plot I. H. 53.

 

 

 

 

 

12/1212 Private

Norris Hudson

12th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment

12/06/1916

Plot I. F. 55.

 

 

 

Captain

John Ferrers Harington Young

1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

01/07/1916, aged 19.

Son of Mrs. Patrick Stewart (formerly Young), of 8, Vicarage Gate, Kensington, London, and the late Capt. J. E. H. Young (R.A.).

Plot I. G. 41

 

 

 

16033 Private

Jack Clark

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

30/04/1916

Plot I. H. 60.

 

 

 

 

 

 

15718 Lance Corporal

Joseph George Hartley

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

30/04/1916, aged 34.

Son of Gabriel and Martha Hartley; husband of Annie Hartley, of 102, Walton Lane, Nelson, Lancs.

Plot I. H. 61.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3/11506 Private

William Herbert Waite

2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

01/07/1916, aged 21

Son of John William and Martha Waite, of 46, Woodside Crescent, Haley Hill, Halifax, Yorks.

Plot I. E. 11.

 

 

Second Lieutenant

Raymond Hummel

18th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment

(Prince of Wales's Own)

19/05/1916, aged 28.

Son of Prof. John James and Mrs. W. Ure Hummel, of Leeds.

Plot I. J. 70.

 

Picture courtesy of Dr. Peter C. Lind

 

 

 

 

 

61537 Private

George Alexander Carswell

2nd Bn. Wellington Regiment, N. Z. E. F.

16/05/1918, aged 22.

Son of John W. and Catherine Carswell, of Bridge Creek,

Masterton, New Zealand.

Plot I. J. 34.

 

Pictures courtesy of nephew, William (Bill) John Carswell