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#1 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 07:46 AM

Hi

Anyone reside near

Brompton Cemetery, London ??

Am after the headstone photo of

Private 9399 Peter DEGVILLE
2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
Died of wounds on Saturday 10 April 1915

Buried in Grave N.173038,

Many thanks

Graeme

#2 bill wright

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:50 PM

Graham



I'm in East London but could try and get over there during the week/next weekend (12/13 May). Perhaps let me know if you get a quicker offer?



Hi

Anyone reside near

Brompton Cemetery, London ??

Am after the headstone photo of

Private 9399 Peter DEGVILLE
2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment
Died of wounds on Saturday 10 April 1915

Buried in Grave N.173038,

Many thanks

Graeme



#3 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:28 AM

Hi Bill

many thanks but only if you are passing that way anyway,

Regards,

Graeme

#4 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:13 PM

Hi Bill,

Just wondering if you made it to the cemetery by any chance ??

Regards,

Graeme

#5 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:43 AM

Morning

Just bumping this up in case anyone can help,

Many thanks,

Graeme

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:49 PM

Hi Graeme

Just seen your post. I can go to Brompton Cemetery on your behalf this coming Monday (weather permitting, as it is currently chucking it down in London). I will report back accordingly.

Regards - David

#7 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

David

Many thanks. Hoping you can get there, map is here if it helps. It looks a BIG cemetery !!

http://www.bromptonc...g/Residents.htm

Regards,

Graeme

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:00 PM

Hi Graeme

I have photgraphed the Peter Degville headstone for you at Brompton Cemetery this morning. Send me an e-mail to
Regards - David

#9 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 03:45 PM

Dave

e-mail sent. many thanks.

Probably best to edit e-mail address from posting,

Cheers,

Graeme

#10 Graeme Clarke

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:57 AM

Morning Dave.

A massive public thanks to Dave for his efforts. High quality photo, too,

Many thanks Dave,

Regards,

Graeme

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:07 PM

Kein problem Graeme. Thanks for the advice about my e-mail.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:35 AM

I would be grateful for a photo of the headstone of Arthur Thomas Sanders, who died on Nov 22 1920, or indeed any further information.

This is the unusual story of a man who played cricket for Somerset in one match and does not appear to have seen active service:


In mid-July 1919, Somerset travelled to Leyton to play Essex. In the eleven, making his first-class debut, was 18-year-old Arthur Thomas Sanders, who had headed the Harrow batting averages in 1918, albeit at an undistinguished 21.60, scoring 216 runs in 12 innings with a highest score of 57 not out; he did nothing of note in the matches against Eton. After Harrow, he went on to Sandhurst. Batting at Leyton, he came in with the score on 372 for seven, and was bowled by Scoulding for a duck. The match was eventually drawn after Essex had followed on, and Somerset did not bat a second time. Sanders did not play again: he had joined the band of ‘one-match wonders’.


Uniquely, he is the only county cricketer honoured by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for his WWI service who played in the summer of 1919 after the war – although it is unlikely he saw action.


2nd Lt Sanders, of 3 Bn, the Grenadier Guards, died on November 22, 1920, a month before his 20th birthday, in Millbank Military Hospital, Westminster; he is buried in Brompton Cemetery. He had shot himself in the head with a revolver.


Sanders’ father was Lt-Col Robert Arthur Sanders, who was Conservative MP for Bridgwater, Somerset, from 1910 to 1923, and for Wells from 1924 to 1929, and was a Government minister. He was created a baronet in the 1920 New Year Honours and raised to the peerage as 1st Baron Bayford in 1929. The title became extinct on his death in 1940 as a result of his only son committing suicide in 1920.