Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:05 PM
I'm puzzled by a page in one soldier's service record, stating that a grave marker has been erected over his grave. It gives the site as Quarry Landing, five and 1/4 miles to the east of Albert. The obvious location for this would be Quarry Cemetery, but I could do with confirmation that Quarry Landing and Quarry Cemetery are one and the same. This cemetery also doesn't really fit in as the most convenient burial location for where he was killed, (whilst consolidating a trench for the attack on Guillemont, just to the east of the southern-most part of Trones Wood. A more probable alternative location would be the old brickworks on the Montauban-Maricourt road, which the Battalion did use as a cemetery during this period, the graves from here later being moved to Quarry Cemetery. What is puzzling me most is that this soldier is only commemorated on Thiepval Memorial and has no known grave, yet the paper informing of the grave marker being placed is dated 22/3/1920, well after any possibility of the grave being destroyed by shellfire. Any suggestions as to why this may have happened?
4028 Pte. John Flood. 1/5th K.O.R.L. Aged 17.