Terence Julian Belcher
||4 Feb 1917
||25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclist)
|Type of Casualty:
||Killed in action
[Source - Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19]
In Memory of
Second Lieutenant Francis Terence Julian BELCHER
London Regiment (Cyclists) attd. 1st/6th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died age 17 on 04 February 1917
Son of Henry Michael Frederick and Theodora Belcher, of 32, Princes Square,
Remembered with honour Assevillers New British Cemetery, Grave Ref. VI. C. 7.
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Assevillers New British Cemetery,
Assevillers was taken by the French in the autumn of 1916, evacuated by
the Fifth Army on the 26th March, 1918, and retaken by the 5th Australian
Division on the 28th August, 1918. A number of cemeteries were made by the
French troops at Assevillers, and in one ("E"), at the West end
of the village, 13 soldiers from the United Kingdom were buried by Field
Ambulances in February and March, 1917; they are now reburied in
Fouquescourt British Cemetery.
was made after the Armistice by the concentration of graves from the
battlefields of the Somme and from other burial grounds, including:-
, about 365 metres North-East of Barleux, in which ten Australian soldiers
were buried by their comrades in August and September, 1918. BOUCHAVESNES
(or PERONNE ROAD) GERMAN CEMETERY, between Marrieres Wood and Bouchavesnes,
in which seven South African soldiers and three from the United Kingdom
were buried by the enemy in March, 1918. It was at Marrieres Wood that the
South African Brigade was annihilated on the 24th March, 1918.
, between Estrees and Fay, where two Australian soldiers were buried by
, at the South-West corner of the village, where four soldiers from the
were buried in 1915 and 1917. HIGHWAY CEMETERY, CAPPY, a French Military
Cemetery midway between Cappy and Herbecourt, where six men of the R.H.A.
and one Australian soldier were buried in August and September, 1918.
, made by the 61st Infantry Regiment on the Chaulnes-Marchelepot road,
where two R.A.F. officers were buried in May, 1918.
, BIACHES, by a small copse between Biaches and Flaucourt, where 30
soldiers were buried by the 40th Division in February and March, 1917. All
but one belonged to the Royal Warwicks, and twenty of these to the 1st/6th
, where 16 soldiers from the
were buried by a German Field Hospital in March, 1918.
, 548 metres South of Belloy-en-Santerre, where ten soldiers from the
were buried by their comrades in February and March, 1917. (P.C. means
Poste de Commandement.) PLANTATION CEMETERY, a French Military Cemetery in
the large Orchard 914 metres East of Cappy, where one United Kingdom
soldier was buried in February, 1917, and four Australian in August and
September, 1918. VAUVILLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY, in which four soldiers from
who fell in March, 1918, were reburied.
, at the West end of the village, where two
soldiers were buried in March, 1917, by their comrades. There are over
800, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these,
two-fifths are unidentified and special memorials are erected to 25
soldiers and one airman from the
, known or believed to be buried among them. Other special memorials
record the names of nine soldiers and two airmen from the
, buried in other cemeteries, whose graves were destroyed by shell fire.
The cemetery covers an area of 2,655 square metres and is enclosed by a
stone rubble wall.
Assevillers is a village approximately 10 Kms
south-west of Peronne.
will be found at the entrance of the village after crossing the A1
motorway and the high speed train line.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission]