Lieutenant, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario
Regiment), 15th Bn.
who died on
Friday, August 9, 1918
Husband of Ruth Albright, of 520 Dundas St., London, Canada.
Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-Sur-Somme, Somme,France
V. B. 4.
Crouy is a village about 16 kilometres north-west of Amiens on
the west side of the River Somme, on the Amiens-Abbeville main
road. The British Cemetery is a little south of the village on
the west side of the road to Cavillon and there is a Commonwealth
War Graves Commission signpost on the main road.
The cemetery was used between April and August 1918 for burials
from the 5th and 47th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had come
to the village because of the German advance. In October 1919,
42 graves were brought to Crouy from the small military cemetery
at Riviere, a few kilometres away to the north-west. These burials
had been made from the 12th, 53rd and 55th Casualty Clearing
Stations at Longpre-les-Corps Saints between May and August 1918.
They now occupy rows E and F of plot IV and part of row D, plot
VI. The cemetery now contains 739 Commonwealth burials of the
First World War, and a number of French and German war graves.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Commemorated on Page 358 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.
The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies
the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament,