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May 31th, 1918 . To visit Allonville

Hope that this « plan » of Allonville will help the visitors

 

 

plan 2

May 22nd, 1918 – the whole 4th Brigade AIF moved from the lines (near Villers-Bretonneux) for 9 days of rest after more than 2 months spent on the front line . 13th and 14th  Battalions AIF and a Trench Mortar Coy (1824 men) arrived at Allonville . The 4th Division HQ was billeted in the castle.

15th Battalion (1012 men) went to Fréchencourt and 16th Battalion (890 men) to Cardonnette (less than 2 km from Allonville.

The Smart set Troupe (Comedians) were also in Allonville at this moment and had installed a « theatre » in one of the big barns of the stud farm of the castle were soldiers were also billeted.

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Liste des soldats tués lors de l’explosion d’obus à Allonville le 31 mai 1918

Cette liste a été mise à jour et complétée en janvier 2019. Les commémorations 14-18 ont permis de retrouver des noms de soldats et de retracer leur parcours après qu’ils aient été blessés au cours de cette nuit tragique du 31 mai 1918. 

Disaster at Allonville – May 31th, 1918

18 soldiers are buried in Allonville .

13 in other places where they died after being transported in differents hospitals or CCS

1668a Albert Robert Anderson A company, 1st shell

6221 Charles Ballis A company, 1st shell

1868Leonard Best A company, 1st shell (DOW 4/6/1918 5th CCS) Longueau

4760 Sydney Ernest Beverley A company, 1st shell

5344Patrick Brennan A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 20th CCS) Vignacourt

2152 Thomas Brinkworth A company, 1st shell

2240 Robert Delaney A company, 1st shell  

1805Henry William Delora A company, 1st shell (DOW 13/6/1918 2/1st Southern Hospital, Birmingham)

5764 Leopold Arthur Downey A company, 1st shell  

1872 L/Cpl. John Herbert Dunn A company, 1st shell  

5682aAlwyn Morris Evans A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 10th FA) Longueau 

231 Albert V Green A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 5th CCS) Crouy St Pierre

266 Lawrence Hustler A company, 1st shell

7522Charles Edward Leigh A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 10th FA) Longueau

1383 Robert Mann A company, 1st shell

55a Norman McLeod A company, 1st shell

2491 John Claude Mills A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 at 4th FA)

3442Frank Newbold A company, 1st shell (DOW 8/6/1918 3rd Stat. Hospital, Rouen)

7588 George Walter Powell A company, 1st shell

1734George Walter (Dick) Radnell A company, 1st shell (DOW 1/6/1918 20th CCS)

Vignacourt

5757 George Ray A company, 1st shell

4877George Valentine Reddish A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 10th FA)

Longueau

2730 Arthur Thomas Riley A company, 1st shell

7080Albert Edward Smith A company, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 10th FA) Longueau

6612 Leslie Egbert Joshua Witcombe A Coy, 1st shell (DOW 31/5/1918 5th CCS)

Crouy St Pierre

542Patrick Joseph Barrett C company, 2nd shell (DOW 31/5/1918 5th CCS) Crouy St P

2005 Raymond Horace Cicolini A company, ? (DOW 3/06/1918 5th CCS) Crouy St P

7342 Bertie George Englert C company, 2nd shell

602 Hugh Albert Graham Kent (Signaller) A company, 2nd shell

6126 Richard Madigan C company, 2nd shell

7606 William Wootton C company, 2nd shell

Mis en ligne par  Martial Louis – Janvier 2019 (sous sa responsabilité) . Merci aux amis australiens qui ont contribué par leurs recherches ou leurs témoignages à l’élaboration de cette liste . 

M2/133557 Frederick COOPER (31/5/1918) with the 18 Australian soldiers (Killed that day) no information (is it possible to have help?)

 

 

 

 

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