Search results for Grandcourt Road Cemetery.

14 November 1916 : Pte Arthur Sharples


His parents were William Sharples (an assistant newspaper printer) and Lucy Jane (née Pomroy).  Age 4 at the 1901 Census Arthur lived at home (4 Simpson Street, Burnley) with his parents and older siblings William, Maud, May, Frances and Mary.  Age 14 at the 1911 Census, Arthur (working as a weaver) lived at home with his widowed father, his …

For the Fallen - the Commonwealth War Graves Commission in many lands


Whilst it is unimaginable for any battlefield tour not to include at least one cemetery, the sad fact is that all too often many commercial tours degenerate into simple ‘ABC tours’ (‘Another bloody cemetery’) which follow a predictable list of cemeteries and specific graves. Obviously these graves have a story attached but the range and variety of …