25th County of London Cyclist Battalion
The London Regiment

George Martin SIRIETT

Medal car : Ag/Sgt - London Regt 740961.
Medal roll : 25th London R. Sgt., Posted to 10th London R. 1(a) France 17.4.17 to 5.8.17.

'Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-19' - Listed under heading "25th (County of London) Battalion (Cyclists)" :-

              Siriett, George Martin, resident Parsons Green, enlisted Fulham, 740961, A/Sgt., killed in action, France & Flanders, 5 Aug 1917.

In Memory of
Serjeant George Martin SIRIETT

740961, 25th Bn., London Regiment (Cyclists)

who died age 30 on 05 August 1917

Husband of Nellie Siriett, of 12, Elthiron Rd., Parson's Green, Fulham, London.

Remembered with honour - Torreken Farm Cemetery No. 1, Grave Ref. D. 5.

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Historical notes: Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen , Belgium
Wytschaete (now Wijtschate) was taken by the Germans early in November 1914. It was recovered by Commonwealth forces during the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917, but fell into German hands once more on 16 April 1918. The village was recovered for the last time on 28 September. Torreken Farm Cemetery (there is now only one) was begun by the 5th Dorset Regiment in June 1917 and used as a front line cemetery until April 1918. The cemetery contains 90 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 14 German war graves. The cemetery was designed by W C Von Berg.

Torreken Farm Cemetery No.1 is located 7.5 Kms south of Ieper town centre, on the Langebunderstraat, a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, connecting Ieper to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg. Just beyond the village of Wijtschate , Langebunderstraat is located by turning left from the N365. The cemetery itself is located 200 metres along the Langebunderstraat on the left hand side of the road.

[Courtesy of Commonwealth War Graves Commission]


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