Sucrerie Military Cemetery Colincamps

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 is on the left; along a 400 metres dirt track.

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.*

     10/787 Private Samuel Conyers

  10th Battn.East Yorkshire Regiment

            4th June 1916 Age 26

Born in Hull in 1890.He was baptised on 2-4-1890.

In the1911 cenus,he is recorded as living with his father,Samuel,a labourer in a paint works,his mother Phoebe Alice(nee Stainforth(married in 1889)), along with his 4 sisters and 2 brothers at 40 Richmond Terrace,Liddell Street,Hull.He was employed as a clerk at a paint works.

He enlisted on 4-9-1914,and his medical records from then show him to be 5ft 9 1/2 inches and 189lbs in weight.

He was posted to Egypt on 22-12-1915,before entering France on 7-3-1916.

He was killed in action on 4-6-1916. 

  10/855 Private George William Bray

 10th Battn. East Yorkshire Regiment

              4th June 1916 Age 21

Born in Hull in1895.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father,Charles ,a brushmaker,his mother Alice(nee Townend(married in 1886)),along with his brother and sister at 27 Hudson Street,Wellington Lane,Hull.He was employed as a photographer.

He enlisted in September 1914 and was posted to Egypt on 22-12-1915 and most probably entered France through Marseille along with the rest of the 10th Battalion on 7-3-1916.

He was killed in action on 4-6-1916.

His headstone incorrectly states his number as being 10/885.

 

    10/267 Private John Henry Monday

   10th Battn. East Yorkshire Regiment

                     4th June 1916

Born in Lincoln in 1895.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father Tom,a shipwright,his mother Harriett(nee Chantry(married in 1891)),along with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters at 11 Russell Terrace,Bean Street,Hull.He was employed as an errand boy for a grocers store.

He enlisted on 2-9-1914 and at his medical he is described as being 5ft 5 1/2 inches in height,weighing 139lbs,having a fair complexion,grey eyes and ginger hair.

His dis-embarkation into Egypt was on 22-12-1915 and most probabley entering France on 7-3-1916.

He was killed in action on 4-6-1916.   

      10/1392 Private George Archer

  10th Battn. East Yorkshire Regiment

            4th June 1916 Age 26

Born in Hull in 1890.

In the 1911 census, he is recorded as living with his father George,and engine fitter at an oil and varnish manufacturing,his mother Louisa(nee Watson(married 1880)), along with 3 sisters and 1 brother at 42 Field Street Holderness Road,Hull. He was employed as an insurance clerk.

He enlisted on 9-6-1915 and at his medical his height was recorded as being 5ft 8 1/4 inches and his weighing 146lbs.

His dis-embarkcation into France was on 15-4-1916.

He was kille in action at Albert on 4-6-1916.

In his will he left £174,12s(worth today £16,038.28).

10/1413 Private Herbert Harold Pawson

  10th Battn. East Yorkshire Regiment

            4th June 1916 Age 20

Born in Catfoss,near Hull in 1896.

In the 1901 census ,he is recorded living at his grandparents,Noah and Margaret Hooks house with his mother Edith Annie Pawson(nee Hook(married 1894)) and his sister Kate on Church Lane in Thorngumbald.

His father William,a shepherd,was living on a farm at this time in Catfoss.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as being a horse lad on Lane End Farm,Gembling,Driffield.

He enlisted on 23-6-1915 in Hull and at his medical he was recorded as being 5ft 3 1/2 inches in height and126lbs in weight.

His dis-embarkation into Egypt was on 22-12-1915 and then into France on 7- 3-1916.

He was killed in action on 4-6-1916.

At the time of his death,his parents were living at Dring-hoe Cottage,Skipsea,Hull.

10/128 Private Oscar Rounding Leighton

   10th Battn,East Yorkshire Regiment

             4th June 1916 Age 25

Born in Hull in 1891.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father Robert Watson Leighton,a manager of a tailors shop and local preacher,his mother Hannah(nee Rounding(married 1872))along with his 2 sisters at 19 Thoresby Street,Princes Avenue,Hull. He was employed as a law clerk.

His dis-emabarkation into Egypt was on 22-12-1915 and probably entered France on 7-3-1916.

He was killed in action on 4-6-1916.

     9728 Gunner Edward John Reinger

     32nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery

               14th July 1916 Age 35

Born in 1880 in Cirencester.He was baptised on 24-12-1880.

In the 1891 census he is recorded as living with his father Alfred,a shoemaker,his mother(nee Privett(married 1874)),who would sadly pass away in 1911

at 13 Lewis Lane,Cirencester.

He married his wife Kate(nee Vane) on 28 June 1915.

He enlisted in Guildford,Surrey and his dis-embarkation into France was on 7-7-1915.

He died from accidental injuries on 14-7-1916. 

 

  16971 Private Ernest Smith Stoddart

           1st Battn. Essex Regiment

                      1st July 1916

Born in Sunderland in 1874.

He is recorded in the 1891 census, as living with his widowed mother Mary Ann(nee Temperley(married 1870) at 17 D'arcy Terrace,Sunderland. He was employed as a fisherman.

His father,Martin Smith Stoddart,was a printer and compositor who passed away in 1876.

He enlisted at Canning Town,Essex and his dis-embarkation into France was on 10-6-1915.

He was killed in action on 1-7-1916.

   7981 Private William George Scott

         2nd Battn. Essex Regiment

                     1st July 1916

Born in Woodford,Essex in 1869.

In the1891 census,he is recorded living with his father James,a merchant,his mother Charlotte(nee Parker(married 17-4-1856)),along with his 4 brothers and 4 sisters at 24 Howard Road,Croydon.

He enlisted in Stratford and his dis-embarkation into France was on 22-8-1914.

He was killed in action on 1-7-1916.   

           20000 Private Ralph Eccles

    1st Battn. East Lancashire Regiment

               1st July 1916 Age 22

Born in Darwen,Lancashire in 1894.

In the1911 census,he is reocrded as living with his father,Ralph,a piano tuner and his mother Betsy Alice(nee Walsh(married 1891)) at 109 Harwood Street,Darwen.He was employed as an aprrentice piano tuner.

He enlisted in Southport and his dis-embarkcation into France was on 27-5-1915.

He was killed in action on 1-7-1916.

20291 Lance Corporal Ernest George Buck

          2nd Battn. Essex Regiment

            1st July 1916 Age 26

Born in Norwich in 1890.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father Edward John, a domestic gardener ,who had previously been a coachman,groom,his mother,Rhoda Elizabeth(nee Wright(married in 1883)),along with his brother and sister in Beetley,East Dereham.He was employed as a farm labourer.

He enlisted in Norwich and his dis-embarkcation into the Balkans was on 19/9/1915.

He was killed in action on 1-7-1916. 

    9384 Private Walter Clutterbuck

 1st Battn.East Lancashire Regiment

                   1st July 1916

Born on 1 July 1889 in St Pancras,Middlesex.He was baptised on 16-9-1889.

In the 1891 census,He is recorded living with his father Walter,a hotel porter,his mother Annie(nee Skinner(married 1888)) and his brother at 84 Hampstead Road,

St Pancras,Middlesex.

He started Bell Street School.Westminster on 15-10-1900.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as being a private in the East Lancashire Regiment and stationed at Inkerman Barracks,Knaphill,Woking. 

His dis-embarkation into France was on 28-12-1914.

He was killed in action on 1-7-1916.

      4748 Private John James Perkins

1/6th Battn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

           1st July 1916 Age 16

Born in Bewdley,Worcestershire  in 1899.

In the 1911 census,he is recorded as living with his father James,a labourer at an iron foundry,his mother,Betsy,

along with 2 sisters and a brother at 20-8 Court South Road, Sparkbrook,Birmingham.

He enlisted into the Royal Warickshire Regiment on 8-5-1915 and at his medical he was described as being 5ft 21/2 inches in height,weighing 110lbs,having a fair complexion,grey eyes and brown hair.His occupation was listed as a moulder.

He was discharged on 13-10-1915 for the following;"Having made a mis-statement as to age on enlistment.

At a later point he must have re-enlisted to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as he was killed in action on 1-7-1916.

7783 Lance Corporal Frederick Minns MM

         2nd Battn. Essex Regiment

              1st July 1916 Age 29

Born in Chelmsford in 1887.

In the 1911 census,He is recorded as living with his father Henry,a rope spinner at a rope works,his mother Mary Ann(Nee Newcomb(married 1872)) at Minns Yard,Moulsham Street,Chelmsford.

He enlisted in Chelmsford and his dis-embarkation into France was on 24-8-1914.

He was killed in action on 1st July 1916.

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