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Gareth Davies

Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte

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Gareth Davies

On my way back from 2 1/2 days walking some 1915 battlefields (Festubert and Loos) and 191§7 (Arras) I stopped off at Les Baraques CWGC just outside Calais and was interested to see a number of non-military burials that I thought I would share with you (yes, I know the Sister Radcliffe was Military).

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Steven Broomfield

Thanks, Colonel D. Nice set of pics, including several the like of which I've never seen.

 

Mrs Broomfield says she'll adapt V G Muggleton's epitaph for my gravestone (not that there's any rush): 'He did what he wanted'.

 

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Gareth Davies

Thank you Steven. What I haven't been able to do is find anything out about him (VGM), nor have I found anything on H W Fuller.  

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IPT

Vincent Gray Muggleton, of Byfleet, died after an operation.  He was doing war work in the offices of Walter George Tarrant.

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Gareth Davies

Thank you.

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tootrock

Henry William Fuller, employee of the Asiatic Petroleum Company, died 3rd November 1918, age 31, formerly Private 4745, 23rd London Regiment.

 

Martin

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Gareth Davies

Thank you Martin. When did he leave the Army & why?

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tootrock

I found him by looking at the CWGC cemetery details. No other information except that he was not identified until after the cemetery details were first published, so is on an addenda sheet.

He has two files in the Pension Records of Ancestry. Discharged 16 June 1916. Can't see why due to poor scanning. Presumably never served overseas, as no medals.

 

Martin

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Gareth Davies

I saw his record on Ancestry but I can't read a word of it. 

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Terry_Reeves
1 hour ago, IPT said:

Vincent Gray Muggleton, of Byfleet, died after an operation.  He was doing war work in the offices of Walter George Tarrant.

Walter George Tarrant was a noted builder in southern England responsible for the development of the St Georges Hall and Wentworth estates and the manufacture of the ill-fated Tarrant Tabor bomber amongst other things. He also designed and manufactured the Tarrant Hut for the British army, of which there were three types.  Because of the shortage of labour he employed a substantial amount of women carpenters, whom he sent from the UK, to manufacture them. Many of these were sent to  his workshops  3 miles outside of  Calais where they produced the kit form huts.   They held a Christmas concert to raise fund  for comforts for the troops in 1918. I suspect that Vincent Muggleton was associated with this side of the business.

 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205078807

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205238650

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205235943

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Marilyne

Sangatte is an interesting cemetery, with some fascinating stories.

 

The two sisters and the worker on the cemetery, I have already researched for my project:

https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/265384-women-buried-on-the-western-front-a-complete-overview/?tab=comments#comment-2690570

 

there's another interesting story linked to the youngest over there: 7-year old Joseph Leng, who drowned while visiting his father

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and last but not least, there is one Belgian grave: Master A.C. Steyaart, of the Merchant Navy.

 

M.

 

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