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Remembered Today:

John Henry Ballard Army Cyclist Corps d.26/7/15

Will O'Brien

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As per the CWGC


Initials: J H

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private

Regiment: Army Cyclist Corps

Unit Text: 2nd Div. Cyclist Coy.

Age: 27

Date of Death: 26/07/1915

Service No: 942

Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Ballard; husband of Harrlet Ballard, of 2, Landsdowne Gardens, South Lambeth, London.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: 41.


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& the cemetery info


Country: France

Locality: Pas de Calais

Location Information: Beuvry is a town in the Pas de Calais, approximately 3 kilometres east of Bethune. The Communal Cemetery is 200 metres north of the church on Rue Edouart Vallant. The main war graves plot will be found directly opposite the entrance with scattered smaller plots to the right of this.

Historical Information: Beuvry village was largely occupied during the War by Royal Engineers, Supply units and Artillery horse-lines. It remained in British possession even during the German offensive of April, 1918. Beuvry Communal Cemetery was used by units and Field Ambulances from November, 1914, to August, 1916. There are now over 100, 1914-18 and 30, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, a small number from the 1939-45 War are unidentified.

No. of Identified Casualties: 100

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