Medal card : Pte. - 25th London
Medal roll : 25th Bn. Lond. R., Infantry Base Depot 1(a)
France 11.7.18 to 7.8.18
Attached to 10th London Regt. 1(a) France 8.8.18 to 25.8.18.
'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19' under the heading "25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists)" :-
Toms, Ernest Henry, born St. Pancras, resident Tufnell
Park, enlisted Fulham, 740410, Pte., killed in action, France & Flanders,25
In Memory of
Private E H TOMS
740410, 25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)
who died on 25 August 1918
Remembered with honour Bray Military Cemetery, Grave Ref. I. BI. 1.
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Bray Military Cemetery,
The cemetery was begun in April 1916 by fighting
units and field ambulances. In September 1916, the front line having been
pushed further east, it was used by the XIV Corps Main Dressing Station and in
1917, the 5th, 38th and 48th Casualty Clearing Stations came forward and used
it. In March 1918, the village and the cemetery fell into German hands, but
were retaken by the 40th Australian Battalion on 24 August, and during the
next few days the cemetery was used again. After the Armistice graves were
brought in to Plot I, Rows A1 and B1, and Plot II, Rows J and K, from the
battlefields immediately north and south of the village and in 1924, further
isolated graves (Plot III) were brought in.
now contains 874 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 127 of which are
unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Bray-sur-Somme is a village about 9 kilometres
south-east of Albert.
is north of the village, a little west of the road to Maricourt.
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