Rocquigny Communal Cemetery
Pictures courtesy of Conrad Freeling
|Rocquigny is a village and commune 36
kilometres west-south-west of Mezieres and 22 kilometres north-north-west of
Rethel. The cemetery is 400 metres north of the village, on the D. 14 road
to the neighbouring village of Mainbressy. About 15 metres west of the cross
in the centre are the Commission graves.
Rocquigny Communal Cemetery contains four Commonwealth burials of the First World War and the graves of five Second World War airmen.
No. of Identified Casualties: 9
CHAMBERS , J W. Private 25135, Worcestershire Regiment. 07/08/1918, age unknown. South-West quarter, near the crucifix.
CROOKES , H S. Private 91925, Durham Light Infantry. 29/09/1918, aged 19. South-West quarter, near the crucifix.
FARNCOMBE , J C. Private 41677, Leicestershire Regiment. 04/08/1918, aged 34. South-West quarter, near the crucifix.
TELLAM , L. Private 57492, Worcestershire Regiment. 30/09/1918, age unknown. South-West quarter, near the crucifix.
BLIGHT, WILLIAM GERALD, Warrant Officer Class II ( Nav ) R/115483, Royal Canadian Air Force. 14/04/1943, age unknown. Coll. grave.
COZENS, PAUL JOSEPH, Warrant Officer Class II ( Pilot ) R/105169, Royal Canadian Air Force. 14/04/1943, aged 23. Coll. grave.
DUTTON, LEONARD, Flight Sergeant ( Air Gnr. ) R/136360, Royal Canadian Air Force. 14/04/1943, aged 22. Coll. grave.
GIFFIN, STEPHEN GRAHAM, Flight Sergeant ( Air Bomber ) R/134457, Royal Canadian Air Force. 14/04/1943, aged 21. Coll. grave.
PAPLOWSKI, JOHN, Warrant Officer Class II ( W.Op./Air Gnr. ) R/105866, Royal Canadian Air Force. 14/04/1943, aged 23. Coll. grave.
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