25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

Ernest Henry TOMS

Medal card : Pte. - 25th London Regt. 
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 Aug 1918.

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, Somme , France
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. Bray Military Cemetery 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. Bray Military Cemetery is north of the village, a little west of the road to Maricourt.

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


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