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#1 ARMAGH

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 08:45 PM




for those interested in the Geat War. A very interesting book.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 05:27 PM

Armagh
Publisher, price, ISBN please.
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#3 J Banning

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 06:10 PM

Why not try Google? I did and found this and this

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 04:36 PM

Many thanks, most helpful
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#5 ARMAGH

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 09:18 AM




On a recent visit to Le-Catelet

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:15 PM



For those who have read the story about Robert Digby,Thomas Donohoe,David Martin and William Thorpe.
Shot at Dawn.

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 05:56 PM

I've got to ask.....four names.....three graves......why?

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:46 PM

Three Graves at the front of the Cemetery,T.Donohoe,D.Martin and W.Thorpe in the CWGC graves, Robert Digby is at the rear of the photo, (you can just make out the CWGC head stone) if you have read his story you will know that he was buried away from his comrades, recently Robert was shifted from the side of the graveyard to where he is now, also Pte R.Russell 2nd Bn Munster Fusiliers died 04/10/1918 was also also laid to rest in this graveyard. I have no information on this grave.
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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:51 PM

Casualty Details
Name: DONOHOE, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 27/05/1916
Service No: 8537
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 2.
Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:55 PM

Casualty Details
Name: MARTIN, DAVID
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Irish Fusiliers
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 27/05/1916
Service No: 7636
Additional information: Husband of Mary Martin of 2 Athens Street, Woodstock Road, Belfast.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 3.
Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 07:58 PM

THORPE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 27/05/1916
Service No: 8561
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 1.
Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:02 PM

I have been informed that Robert was recently moved to this grave, from the side of the grave yard, where he was originally buried.

DIGBY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Hampshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 30/05/1916
Service No: 9368
Additional information: Son of Robert and Ellen Digby, of "Beechcroft", Beaumont Rd., Totton, Hants. Born at Northwich, Cheshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 4.
Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD


I have also been informed that Pte Russell was recently buried in this Graveyard, I have no further details on this soldier.


RUSSELL
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Munster Fusiliers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 04/10/1918
Service No: 5755
Additional information: Son of Martin and Annie Russell, of Dunlickey Rd., Kilkee, Co. Clare.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem.
Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 08:07 PM

Cemetery: LE CATELET CHURCHYARD
Country: France
Locality: Aisne
Location Information: Le Catelet is a commune 21 kilometres south of Cambrai and 18 kilometres north of St Quentin - it is just between Cambrai and St Quentin. The Churchyard is beside the church on the main road (N44) in the centre of the village. 2 Commonwealth war graves are located in the rear centre of the churchyard, with the other 3 Commonwealth war graves being at the front of the churchyard.
Historical Information: Le Catelet Churchyard contains the graves of four soldiers from the United Kingdom, buried by the enemy in May, 1916, and a special memorial to another buried here in October, 1918.
No. of Identified Casualties: 5
This figure includes Foreign and Non-World War graves in CWGC care





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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:25 AM

QUOTE (David Filsell @ Apr 14 2009, 06:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Armagh
Publisher, price, ISBN please.
Very best regards
David



For Davids benefit this was a publication by the Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum, full listing as below

Angels and Heroes: The Story of a Machine Gunner with the Royal Irish Fusiliers August 1914 to April 1915
by Hugh Wilson, Amanda Moreno, David Truesdale, Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum Staff
ISBN 0954838300 / 9780954838300 / 0-9548383-0-0
Publisher Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum


Ignore the Amazon link as they do not have access to the book, as it is only on sale via the museum, contact by phone 028 3752 2911, or email Email: fusiliersmuseum@aol.com

Price is 12.99 plus p&p. Musuem will advise how much p&p is when you order.

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Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:41 AM

QUOTE (brucehubbard @ Aug 16 2009, 06:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've got to ask.....four names.....three graves......why?

Bruce



They were not all shot at the same time, three shot at same time, then the fourth, but that does not explain why Digby is buried in a separate plot, as can be seen in Joe's photograph there appears to have been sufficient space.

Interestingly another soldier (Pte Russell of the Royal Munster Fusiliers) was buried in the cemetery in 1918 but his grave was subsequently lost - his grave is inscribed "Known to be buried in this cemetery".

For what ever reason CWGC placed the head stone beside Digby.

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