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AMERSFOORT GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht


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Wonder what these lads story was. I think the great Flu. For a neutral country there are a lot of soldiers buried here.

AMERSFOORT GENERAL CEMETERY, Utrecht

There are 7 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-1918 war in this site (one of which was moved from Vlasakkers).

CLEMENTS, C Private 353339 Royal Scots 03/01/1919

HOLSGROVE, WILLIAM Private 9436 Royal Scots Fusiliers 30/11/1918

MOORE, JAMES Private 7313 Cheshire Regiment 10/01/1919

TAYLOR, J Serjeant 12576 South Lancashire Regiment 09/01/1919

TURVEY, W Rifleman 6621 Rifle Brigade 06/12/1918

RND:

GUEST, FRANK Able Seaman Tyneside Z/4756 Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 05/12/1918

Hood Bn. R.N. Div.

WINCLES, HARRY Private CH/14631(S) Royal Marine Light Infantry 07/01/1919

1st R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.

AMERSFOORT ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Utrecht

There is a single 1914-1918 war casualty commemorated in this site.

RILEY, J Private 4429 East Lancashire Regiment 14/01/1919

Liam

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Wonder what these lads story was. I think the great Flu. For a neutral country there are a lot of soldiers buried here.

Liam,

Yes the dates appear to support your theory of death by great influenza epidemic. Although it is also possible that this is a coincidence (although unlikely given the numbers). How tragic to survive the WF just to be struck down by a virus.

Robbie

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TAYLOR, J Serjeant 12576 South Lancashire Regiment 09/01/1919

Sgt Taylor was from 2nd Btn South Lancs. My copy of SDGW doesn't list him. CWGC says he was 30 and from Wigan.

2nd Btn finished the war in Flobecque. They marched to Boulogne via Houplines, Armentieres and Lynde, reaching the port on 11th January.

I can't work out how Sgt Taylor ended up in Amersfoort, flu or not.

Hmm...

S

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Hi S,

I hope to find out more information on my next trip up that way. I have gathered from many different dutch sources that many pow exchanges took place in Holland during the war. Also many sick pow's were housed, nursed in Holland after the war ended before making the trip back to the UK.

Liam

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I have gathered from many different dutch sources that many pow exchanges took place in Holland during the war. Also many sick pow's were housed, nursed in Holland after the war ended before making the trip back to the UK.

That sounds plausible Liam, good luck!

S

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