Shot at Dawn
8164 Private Bert Hartells, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 32. Plot II. A. 6.
7377 Private John Robinson, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 31. Plot II. A. 7. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robinson, of No. 1 Back, 120, Long Acre, Nechells, Birmingham.
7625 Private Alfred Thompson, 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 25. Plot II. A. 8. Son of Mrs. Martha Thompson, of 2 Bk, 24 Florence St., Holloway Head, Birmingham.
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.
Aeroplane Cemetery is located 3.5 kilometres north east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebeekseweg (N332), a road connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg; the Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. At the roundabout the first right turn is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. The cemetery itself lies 3 kilometres along the Zonnebeekseweg on the right hand side of the road, shortly after a French cemetery.
From October 1914 to the summer of 1918, Ypres (now Ieper) was the
centre of a salient held by Commonwealth (and for some months also by
Casualty Details: UK 831; Canada 48; Australia 208; New Zealand 17; South Africa 1; Total burials 1105
1st Bn. Australian Infantry
A. I. F.
04/10/1917, aged 33.
Son of Alfred and Kate Hendrickes; husband of Martha Hendrickes, of Gray St., Woonona, New South Wales. Native of Sydney.
Plot IV. A. 3.
Picture courtesy of Granddaughter, Patricia Brown
241165 Lance Corporal
1st/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
10/09/1917, aged 20.
Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Cooper, of 8, Victoria Terrace, Stoneyholme, Burnley.
Plot II. B. 10.
An office worker with Parkinson's Chemists in Burnley prior to enlisting.
Plan courtesy of Barry Cuttell