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Nery Communal Cemetery


Tom Tulloch-Marshall

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The CWGC description of Nery Communal Cemetery includes the note - "On the West side of the Communal Cemetery is a vault, in which are buried three officers who fell in the Affair of Nery and a fourth (brother of one of the three) who fell in 1918." - Does anybody have a photo of the vault and any inscriptions etc ?

Tom

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I think this is two of the brothers (from a thread I can view in Google but am unable to link to entitled "Members of Parliament (sitting in August 14 and November 1918) Those with sons who served in British Forces 14-18)":-

Name: CAWLEY, The Hon. OSWALD

Initials: O

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Captain

Regiment: King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Unit Text: 10th (Shropshire and Cheshire Yeomanry) Bn.

Age: 35

Date of Death: 22/08/1918

Additional Information: Son of Sir Frederick Cawley, 1st Baron Cawley of Prestwich, and Baroness Cawley, of Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire. Member of Parliament for Prestwich Division, Lancashire since Feb. 1918. His brothers, Harold T. and John S. also fell.

Casuality Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: NERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Name: CAWLEY, JOHN STEPHEN

Initials: J S

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Major

Regiment/Service: 20th Hussars

Secondary Unit Text: attd. as Bde. Maj. 1st Cavalry Brigade

Age: 34

Date of Death: 01/09/1914

Additional information: Son of Sir Frederick Cawley, 1st Bart., M.P. (now 1st Baron Cawley), and Lady Cawley, of Berrington Hall, Leominster, Herefordshire. His brothers, Harold T. and Oswald also fell.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Cemetery: NERY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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You might find the write-ups on the Cawley brothers here of interest.

Not sure about "vault", but the tag indicates this is the spot: Flickr

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John & "Verrico2009" - thanks - I was wondering if it still existed !

So .................. Inscriptions ?

Tom

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Peter - thanks :thumbsup:

Tom

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