Bellicourt Cemetery




Bellicourt Cemetery ligt aan de "Rue d'Hargicourt (D331)".

Er bevinden zich 1204 graven, waarvan 624(UK), 1(Can), 261(Aus) 5(SA) en 313(Unk).













Lieutenant Colonel Bernard William Vann

VC  -  MC & Bar


(VCs of the First Wold War

The Final Days 1918 - Bron)




Lieutenant Colonel Bernard William Vann

Date of Death: 3 oktober 1918 (age 31)

Regiment/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)

8th Bn. attd. 1st/6th Bn.

Awards: V C   -   M C and Bar


Additional Information:

Croixde Guerre (France). Son of Alfred George Collins Vann and Hannah Elizabeth Vann; husband of Doris Victoria Vann, of Coates Rectory, Cirencester, Glos.



"An extract from "The London Gazette," No. 31067, dated 14th Dec., 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery, devotion to duty and fine leadership during the attack at Bellenglise and Lehaucourt, on September 29th, 1918. He led his battalion with great skill across the Canal du Nord through a very thick fog and under heavy fire from field and machine guns. On reaching the high ground above Bellenglise the whole attack was held up by fire of all descriptions from the front and right flank. Realising that everything depended on the advance going forward with the barrage, Col. Vann rushed up to the firing line and with the greatest gallantry led the line forward. By his prompt action and absolute contempt for danger the whole situation was changed, the men were encouraged and the line swept forward. Later, he rushed a field-gun single-handed and knocked out three of the detachment. The success of the day was in no small degree due to the splendid gallantry and fine leadership displayed by this officer. Lt. Col. Vann, who had on all occasions set the highest example of valour, was killed near Ramicourt on 3rd October, 1918, when leading his battalion in attack."

p(Bron CWGC)






an Australian Soldier of the

Great War



Bij dit graf van een onbekende  Australian Soldier is dit onderstaand briefje geplaatst.

Waarschijnlijk heeft Frank Howard Bartley geen graf en ligt als onbekende soldaat in een graf of ligt nog steeds op het slagveld en werd nooit gevonden.


"Frank Howard Bartley, 32nd Battalion 1st AIF died

29th September 1918, near Bellicourt France, aged 35 Years.

Born in Minlaton, South Australia.

Son of George and Elizabeth Bartley Glenelg, South Australia.

Fiancé of Lucy Wells of Auburn, SA."










A Noble Duty Bravely Done

No. 40547

Chinese Labour Corps

Died Nov.1st 1918





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