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Orange Trench Cemetery


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Orange Trench Cemetery is north of the village to the west of the road to Fampoux down a 500 metre track.

Orange Hill and Orange Trench were features of the country south of the River Scarpe, through which Commonwealth forces fought their way in April 1917, during the Battle of Arras, and agin in August 1918. Orange Trench Cemetery was made after the fighting of 9 - 11 April 1917, when the 12th, 15th and 37th Divisions carried Monchy-Le-Preux and the country between it and the Scarpe. The graves are all of April and May 1917. Orange Trench Cemetery contains 118 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Exactly half of the burials are unidentified.

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27652 Private

A.E. Gibbins

Somerset Light Infantry

11th April 1917 Age 19

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41636 Private

J. Glencorse

Highland Light Infantry

11th April 1917 Age 21

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29368 Private

W. Turner

West Yorkshire Regiment

14th April 1917

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If anyone else is interested I have the following grave photos

ORANGE TRENCH CEMETERY

name, date, unit, home

KORTRIGHT Mounteney Roesvelt William 21/05/1917 1st Essex Ingatestone

CHAWNER Meredith Andre 21/05/1917 2nd Essex Alton, Hants

GIBBINS A E 11/04/1917 8th Somerset L I Cheltenham

TYRIE T 11/04/1917 10/11th HLI Aberdeen

MITCHELL Alexander H 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders ?

EASTWOOD Ernest 11/04/1917 10/11th HLI York

CAMPBELL Robert 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Troon

HOOPER A 11/04/1917 8th Somerset L I ?

GARVIE John A 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Edinburgh

TOLMIE Alexander 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Partick

RITCHIE George 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Linlithgow

HOSIE Peter M 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Carnoustie

BARRRACLOUGH William 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Skipton

McAULEY Hugh 11/04/1917 10/11th HLI Bathgate

McKNIGHT Joseph 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Barony, Glasgow

CARMICHAEL Andrew Gemmell 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders ?

RAVEY Hugh 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Boness

McGILL Thomas 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Edinburgh

FLOOD James 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Dundee

SHAND John 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Glasgow

CARTER Walter James 20/05/1917 1st Essex Woodford Bridge

LORIMER William 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Glasgow

BLUNSON H 10/04/1917 13th R Fusiliers ?

ANDERSON William 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Glasgow

ALLEN Alexander 11/04/1917 6/7th R S Fusiliers Ardrossan

MILNE David C 09/04/1917 7/8th K O S B Dundee

GRANT Noel 25/05/1917 156th Brigade RFA Caterham

HUTCHINSON William John 25/05/1917 88th Co MGC Port Talbot

HALLS Godfrey Henry 25/05/1917 88th Co MGC Safron Walden

GRIEVE Robert Gilchrist 25/05/1917 88th Co MGC Edinburgh

HALLIDAY Robert 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Cambusnethan

McDONALD Murdo 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Barras

WARNER B O 19/05/1917 1st Essex ?

McLEAN Robert 11/04/1917 6th Q O C Highlanders Ayr

WILLEY Stephen Ambrose 10/04/1917 8th Licolnshires North Somercotes

Aye

Malcolm

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Lieutenant

M.C.W. Kortright

Essex Regiment

21st May 1917 Age 23

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Mounteney Coesvelt William Kortright

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Harrow Memorials of The Great War

Volume 5

Lieutenant M.C.W. Kortright

Essex Regiment

Only son of William Kortright, of Ingatestone, Essex, and of Mrs. Kortright.

Cricket XI, 1912.

Lieutenant Kortright joined the 3rd Battalion Essex Regiment on the outbreak of the War, and subsequently went to the R.M.C., Sandhurst. On passing out he obtained a Commission in the 1st Essex Regiment, in July, 1915. The following August he was sent to Gallipoli, being transferred to the Western Front in May, 1916. He was killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux on 21st May, 1917.

Colonel Sir George Stirling, commanding 1st Essex Regiment, wrote to his father:-

"It is with the deepest regret of his comrades, both Officers and men, that I write to inform you of the death of your son, Lieutenant M.C.W. Kortright. He was a very smart and efficient Officer, and, though I have only very recently taken command of this Battalion, I had already formed a very high opinion of him."

Andy

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