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Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Casuality Details

Name: Davidge

Initals: H J [Hayden John]

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Unit Text: 1st Battalion.

Date of Death: 05/04/1915 Killed in action

Service No: 9152

Additional information: Husband of Mrs. P. B. Davidge, of New Rd., Castlethorpe, Stony Stratford, Bucks.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot/Row/Section C. 10.

Cemetery: Desplanque Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres Nord France.

Desplanque Farm Cemetery, France


Country: France

Locality: Nord

No. of Identified Casualties: 53

Historical Information: The village of La Chapelle-d'Armentieres was in British hands from October 1914 until the fall of Armentieres on the 10th April 1918, and it was retaken in the following October. During the British occupation it was very close to the front line, and the cemeteries which it contains are those made by fighting units and Field Ambulances in the earlier days of trench warfare. Desplanque Farm Cemetery stands behind a farm, now rebuilt, which was used at first as a dressing station and later as an observation post. It was begun in October 1914 by units of the 6th Division, and used until June 1916. There are now over 50, 1914-1918 war casualties buried in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified. The cemetery covers an area of 473 square metres and is enclosed by a rubble wall.

Location Information: La Chapelle-d'Armentieres is a village 1.5 kilometres to the west of Armentieres, a large town in the north of France. From the Marie in La Chapelle d'Armentieres turn left onto the main road and continue to the roundabout. Turn right towards the motorway and after 1 kilometre turn into the farmyard and pass through the archway where the cemetery will be found on the left.

Roll of Honour London and North Western Railwaymen Great War 1914-19
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