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Daours German Cemetery


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Researching a Littleborough soldier who emigrated to Australia, Pte Frank Fletcher (he served under an alias but his true name was Lancaster Cockroft), I came across the following in his service records:

An informant 6526 C E Morgan advised in a note dated N.A.T. 30/10/19 re 6attn. FLETCHER F No 5089 that “I knew the Casualty, he was a man of medium build, 5’ 7” in height, fair complexion, about 26 years of age. Casualty was at Daours during the advance and while going forward in attack was killed instantly by an enemy bomb. I did not see him killed but helped to bury him in a German Cemetery at Daours a little time later. There was a cross erected over his grave, bearing his name, number and unit”.

Pte Fletcher’s (Cockroft) grave was no doubt lost as he is now remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial in France.

As I hope to visit the area later this year can any pal advise where the Daours German Cemetery was? If its not still there was it lost or what?


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