This cemetery contains 143 Commonwealth burials - all named (142 from the UK and 1 from Canada). In addition the Communal Cemetery contains a number of French and Italian military graves.

The Duchess of Westminster's Hospital (No.1 B.R.C.S) was at Le Touquet from October 1914 to July 1918 and the British graves in the Communal Cemetery are from casualties from that hospital.

The Cemetery contains just 1 soldier of the Cheshire Regiment, who died of wounds received in action, possibly following the First Battle of Ypres.



1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment
Officers, N.C.O.s and Men of the 1st Battalion, Buried in Le Touquet-Paris Plage  Cemetery

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Private E J Conway (circa. 1905)
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Private 9506 Edward James GREEN

Date of Death:
24 December 1914 (Died of wounds)
Grave No:
I.A..14.
Unit:
n/k
Age:
n/k
Personal History:
According to the SDGW database Edward was born in St Peter's Parish, Birkenhead, Cheshire.

There is, unfortunately, no definitive record of Edward on the 1901 Census, so nothing further is known about him.

Military History:
Edward enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment at Birkenhead, Cheshire. Currently his Army records are unavailable, probably destroyed in Second World War bombing. However the records of Pt. 9505 Pt John Cross have survived and as he enlisted immediately before Edward, it would seem that Edward enlisted on or about 12th July 1910.

If his terms of enlistment had been 3 + 9 (i.e. 3 years active service, followed by 9 years reserve), he would have been transferred to the Reserve List in July 1913 and recalled at the outbreak of the War.

However, his Medal Index Card shows he entered France on 11th September 1914, not the 16th August when the rest of the Battalion arrived.

The War Diary states that on the 24th September
"The following Officers arrived today:
Captain L A Forster, Res of Off.;  Captain S Butterworth, 3rd Ches;  2 Lt H S Stalker, Res of Off.;  2 Lt L B J Pogson, 1/Ches Regt and 21 men"
so it could be that Edward was one of these from the Reserve.

He died on 24th December 1914, probably in The Duchess of Westminster's Hospital (No.1 B.R.C.S) in Le Touquet. It is, of course, impossible to say where and when he was wounded, but was most likely in the actions either at Voilaines or Ypres.


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