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Shot at Dawn - World War One

306 British Army and Commonwealth soldiers executed after courts-martial for desertion and other capital offences during World War I. They received no medal, are never mentioned in memorial services and their grieving families received no pension

Of the ±200,000 men who had a court-martial during the First World War, 20,000 were found guilty of offences carrying the death penalty; of those, 3000 actually received it, and of those 346 were carried out. Four were only 17 years old.

Those condemned to death usually had their sentences confirmed by Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig on the evening following their court-martial. A chaplain spent the night in the cell with the condemned man and execution took place the following dawn.

The condemned man was tied to a stake, a medical officer placed a piece of white cloth over his heart and a priest prayed for him. The firing line - usually made up of six soldiers - was then given orders to shoot. One round was routinely blank and no soldier could be sure he had fired a fatal shot.

Immediately afterwards the medical officer would examine the man. If he was still alive, the officer in charge would finish him off with a revolver.

These executions occurred throughout the war, beginning with Pte Thomas Highgate on 8 September 1914 and ending with Ptes Louis Harris and Ernest Jackson on 7 November 1918, less than a week before the Armistice. There were 8 executions for murder in 1919, and the execution of 2 Chinese labourers for murder took place on 21/02/ 1920. Private James Joseph Daly was shot on 02/11/1920 for Mutiny.

The mass pardon of 306 (or alt. list) British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences, excluding murder, mutiny and rape, during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.


Nationalities

  • British 291
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  • New Zealand 5
  • British West Indies 4
  • Australia nil
  • civilians subject to military law (inc. Chinese labour) 21


Charges

...included

See Pie chart at WW1 Centenery webpages.

  • Casting away arms (2)
  • Cowardice (18)
  • Desertion - (266 - the majority. Note of the pardoned 306 men, 228 were found guilty of desertion)
  • Disobedience to a lawful command (5)
  • Murder (37)
  • Mutiny (4)
  • Quitting post without authority (7)
  • Sleeping in post (2)
  • Striking a Senior Officer (6)
  • Violence (1)

See Military Crimes


Publications

  • Blindfold and Alone - British Military Executions in the Great War" Cathryn Corns & Johan Hughes-Wilson
  • Death Sentences Passed by Military Courts of the British Army 1914 - 1924, Gerard Oram.
  • Forgotten Soldiers: The Irishmen Shot at Dawn by Stephen Walker
  • Shot at Dawn by Julian Putkowski, Julian Sykes
  • Shot at Dawn by Jackie Kessel
  • Shot at Dawn - National (Mirror Collection) by Trinity Mirror
  • Shot at Dawn: The Fifteen Welshmen Executed by the British Army in the First World War by Robert King
  • Shot at Dawn: World War I (I Am Canada) by John Wilson

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List of Men Shot at Dawn

Please link any GENi profiles to the project. Bold links are to GENi profile. Other links are to external web pages.

Key:

The PRO Reference number appears in brackets at the end of each entry (WIP)
The Service number appears immediately after the name where known
Those entries marked ✭ are not included in the list (or alt. list)of pardoned men
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A

  • Private Abigail, John Henry; 9694. 8th Bn. Norfolk Regiment, executed for desertion 12/09/1917, aged 20. Esquelbecq Communal Cemetery his stone Son of John James and Susannah Maria Abigail, of 17, Distillery Yard, Oak St., Norwich (WO 71/592)
  • Private Adamson, James Stark; S/17688. 7th Bn. Cameron Highlanders, executed for cowardice 23/11/1917, aged 30. Plot II. C. 18 St. Nicolas British Cemetery. Husband of Annie P. Adamson, of 234, Links Street, Kirkaldy, Fife. (WO 71620)
  • Labourer Ahmed, Mahmoud Mahomed; 385. Egyptian Labour Corps. 10 Oct 1917.Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles. (WO 71/600)
  • Private Ainley, George; 202893 1st/4th Bn. Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 30/07/1918, aged 20. Plott II. D.%.Hagle Dump Cemetery. Son of George and Alice Mary Ainley, of 82, Randall St., Sheffield, Yorks. (WO 71/658)
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  • Private Reid, Alexander; 12384. Highland Light Infantry, 16th Bn. Executed 31/01/1917 for Murder, aged 30. Plot 2, Row A. Grave 17 Bertrancourt Military Cemetery. (WO 71/540)
  • Private Allsop, Arthur E; 12th King's Royal Rifle Corps is buried in plot 1. B. 20, Favreuil British Cemetery. Executed for desertion on 15/06/1917. (WO 71/561)
  • Private Anderson, James A; 20062. 12th Bn. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment executed for cowardice 12/09/1916, aged 30. Row D. 22. Fienvillers British Cemetery
  • Private Anderson, William Edward; 9828. 5th Bn. Dorset Regiment, executed for desertion 31/03/1917, aged 21. Plot I. P. 1. Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of William Henry Anderson, of 65, Fanshawe Avenue, Barking, Essex. (WO 71/497) (WO 71/554)
  • Private Ansted, Alfred Thomas; L/11710. 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion, 15/11/1916, aged 29. Plot 1. J. 12. Bertrancourt Military Cemetery. Son of Mary Ann and the late Henry John Ansted, of 9, Wood End Cottages, Northolt, Middlesex. (WO 71/517)
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  • Lance Corporal Atkinson, Alfred; 8014. 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 02/03/1915. Row B. 8. Chapelle-d'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery (WO 71/402)
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B

  • Private Baker, William; 26th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion 14/08/1918, plot XXV. B. 22. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery (WO 71/660)
  • Private Ball, Joseph; 14232. 4th Coy. 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 12/01/1915 aged 20. Panel 31 and 32 Le Touret Memorial. Son of Thomas and Emily Ball, of 112, Lancefield St., Queen's Park, London. (WO 71/392)
  • Private Barama, Dezari; Gild Coast Mtd Inf Coy. Executed for Murder on 10/11/1918. Kumasi Memorial, Ghana. (WO 71/674)
  • Private Barker, W;
  • Rifleman Barker, Robert Loveless 1731. 1st/6th Bn. London Regiment (City of London Rifles), executed for cowardice 04/11/1916, aged 21. Plot II. E. 15. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery (WO 71/507)
  • Private Barnes, John Edward; G/4495. 7th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, executed for desertion 04/07/1917, aged 24. Son of Edward and Sarah Jane Barnes, of 49, Arundel Rd., Littlehampton. Plot IV. J. 17. (Cemetery) Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras (WO 71/568)
  • Rifleman Barratt, Frederick Martin; 10758. 7th Battalion, Kings Royal Rifle Corps, he was executed on 10/7/1917. Plot 1. D. 20. Louvencourt Military Cemetery (WO 71/572)
  • Private Bateman, Frank; 203313. 1st/4th Yorks & Lancs Regiment, executed for desertion 10/09/1918. Plot 12. C. 4. Villers Station Cemetery (WO 71/666)
  • Private Bateman, John Harold or Joseph?; 200945. 2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, executed for desertion 03/12/1917. Plot VI. A. 27. Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery. Husband of Florence May Bateman, of 7a, Vauxhall Street, Dudley. (WO 71/621)
  • Private Beaumont, Ernest Alfred; 2nd Bn. Leicestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 24/06/1915, plot I. G. 1. St. Vaast Post Military Cemetery (WO 71/418)
  • Pioneer/Sapper Beeby, Ernest; 89173. 212th Company, Royal Engineers, executed for desertion on 09/12/1916. Plot I. R. 43. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension (WO 71/528)
  • Driver Bell, John; 70304. 57th Bty, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 25/04/1915. Panel 1. Le Touret Memorial. Son of John Bell, of Finglas, Co. Dublin. (WO 71/412)
  • Sapper Bell, Robert; 62536. 123rd Field Coy. Royal Engineers, executed for murder on 22/05/1918. Toutencourt Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/640)
  • Rifleman Bellamy, W; 5/3119. 1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for cowardice 16/07/1915. Plot 4. D. 19. Brown's Road Military Cemetery (WO 71/422)
  • Private Benham, William; 251797. 1st/3rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers executed for desertion on 12/07/1917. Berlencourt (Le Cauroy) Communal Cemetery (WO 71/570)
  • Private Bennett, John; 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, 28/08/1916, Plot II. J. 7. (C) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (WO 71/492)
  • Private Bevistein (aka Harris), Abraham; 11/1799. 17 - 11th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. executed for desertion 20/03/1916. Row B. 5. Labourse Communal Cemetery (WO 71/456)
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  • Private Bladen, F Charles H; 14357. 10th Bn. Yorks and Lancs Regt., executed for desertion 23/03/1916. Plot 9. G. 94. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres (WO 71/458)
  • Private Blakemore, Denis Jetson; 8th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment executed for desertion 09/07/1917, plot I. A. 22. Locre Hospice Cemetery. Son of George L. and Sophia Blakemore, of 3, St. George's St., Mountfields, Shrewsbury. Native of Bicton, Shrewsbury. WW1 Cemeteries Image of the grave (WO 71/569)
  • Private Bolton, Edward; 10263. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for desertion 14/04/1916, Plot II. F. 7. Roclincourt Valley Cemetery (WO 71/459)
  • Private Boos, F; 1454. 1st Cape Coloured Labour Regiment, executed for murder, 15/10/1919, row A. 16. 'Y' Farm Military Cemetery. (WO 71/686)
  • Private Botfield, Albert; 9th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, 18/10/1916, Plot II. F. 7. (C) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (WO 71/508)
  • Private Bowerman, William; G/12341. 1st Bn. Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment, executed for desertion on 24/03/1917, aged 38. Panel 65 to 67. Dud Corner Cemetery - Loos (WO 71/556)
  • Private Braithwaite, Jack (John); 4/1521. 2nd Bn. Otago Regiment (N. Z. E. F.), executed for mutiny 29/10/1916. Plot O. 1. K. 10. St. Sever Cemetery Extension.
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  • Private Briggs, Arthur; 21801. Sherwood Forresters, (Notts and Derby Regiment). Executed 19/7/1918 for desertion at Bracquemont. Grave III. E. 2 Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Harriet Briggs of 7 Railway View, Locksford Lane, Brimington, Chesterfield. (WO 71/653)
  • Private Briggs, James; 5231. 2nd Bn. Border Regiment, executed for desertion 06/03/1915. Panel 19 and 20. Le Touret Memorial (WO 71/404)
  • Private Brigham, Thomas; 300199. 1st/10th Bn. Manchester Regiment, executed for desertion 04/06/1918. Plot 11. C. 15. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery (WO 71/6549)
  • Private Britton, Charles; 200757. 1st/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment executed for desertion, 12/09/1917. Plot VII. F. 36. Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of John and Ellen Britton, of 31, Allison Street, Birmingham. (WO 71/586)
  • Private Broadrick, Frederick; 17402. 11th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, executed for desertion on 01/08/1917. Plot II. J. 24. Dranoutre Military Cemetery. (WO 71/576)
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  • Private Brown, Archibald; S/5470. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), 10 Bn. Executed for desertion 01/06/1917. Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, of 28, Louth Street, Leven. (WO 71/565)
  • Private Bryant, Ernest; 20101. 10th Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for desertion 27/10/1917. Plot VI. H. 3. Bethune Town Cemetery. (WO 71/616)
  • Private Burden, Herbert Francis; 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 21/07/1915, aged 17. Addenda Panel 60. Menin Gate Memorial. (WO 71/424)
  • Private Burrell, William Henry; 710414. I.D.3. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery. 22nd May 1916. Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Batalion. Son of Charles Alfred and Fanny Burrell, of Mill House, Fishbourne, Chichester. Native of Pulborough. (WO 71/469)
  • Private Burton, Robert; 10912 Executed for sleeping on sentry 19or 21/02/2927 aged 24. South Lancashire Regiment, 6th Bn. - Panel 23, Basra memorial. (WO 71/631)
  • Private Butcher, Frederick Charles; G/18469. 7th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), executed for desertion 27/08/1918, aged 23. Panel 3 - Vis-en-Artois Memorial. Son of Mrs. E. Butcher, of 24A, Park St., Folkestone. (WO 71/664)
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For years Joseph Byers was believed to have been the youngest soldier executed being aged only 16 or 17 and from Dumfries (the son of a fruiterer). This information presumably from a birth certificate or census of the man (boy) in Dumfries. This error was published in the book 'Shot at Dawn'.

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C

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  • Private Cameron, John; 5/1791. 1st/5th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 04/12/1916. Plot 2. A. 7. Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/524)
  • Private Card, Edward A; R/19933. King's Royal Rifle Corps. 20th Bn. I.D.7. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. Aged 23. (WO 71/503)
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  • Private Carter, Henry; 11th Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 26/04/1916, row O. 2. Sailly Labourse Communal Cemetery (WO 71/461)
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  • Private Chandler, Joseph; 50079. 10th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment, executed for murder 11/08/1919, Plot XIX. A. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. Husband of Nora Chandler, of 5, Burndon Street, Gateshead-on-Tyne. There are also the graves of four men of the Chinese Labour Corps buried in 9. C. all executed for murder. (WO 71/683)
  • Coolie Chang, Ju Chih; Chinese Labour Corps. Executed 14/02/1920 for murder. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (WO 71/681)
  • Labourer Chao, Hsing I; Chinese Labour Force. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (WO 71/655)
  • Private Chase Herbert H; 2779. 2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for cowardice 12/06/1915, aged 21. Plot III. P. 1. White House Cemetery, St.Jean-les-Ypres. (WO 71/420)
  • Rifleman Cheeseman, Frank William; R/24441. 18th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, 20/10/17, aged 29. Husband of Rebecca Cheeseman, of 84, Dale Rd., Canning Town, London. Native of Redhill, Surrey. Plot IV. G. 23. - Desertion. Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. (WO 71/532)
  • Labourer Cheng/Tseng, Shu(a)n King; Chinese Labour Corps 60th Coy. Executed 23/07/1918 for murder. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (WO 71/651)
  • Acting Corporal Chisholm, Alexander; 14780. 20th Army Troop Company, Royal Engineers, executed for Murder 17/05/1915. Row B. 27. Chapelle-d'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery. (WO 71/415)
  • Private Clarke, Hubert A; 4881. 2nd Bn. British West Indies Regiment, executed for striking a senior officer 11/08/1917. Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. (WO 71/595)
  • Private Clarke, Wilfred; 11606. 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 09/02/1918, Plot I. D. 18. Bancourt British Cemetery. (WO 71/678)
  • Private Collins, George Ernest; 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, executed for desertion 15/02/1915, Plot 1. B. 1. Loker (formerly Locre) Churchyard. (WO 71/399)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Comte, Gustave; 448160. 22nd Bn. Canadian Infantry executed for desertion on 03/07/1917. Plot I. F. 20 Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Private Crampton, James; 9th Bn. Yorks & Lancs Regiment, 04/02/1917, Plot II. B. 14 (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/543)
  • Private Crimmins, Herbert; 18/313. 18th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 05/09/1916. Plot 5. F. 9 Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/495)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Crozier, James; 14218. 9th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 27/02/1916, Plot I. A. 5. Sucrerie Cemetery, Colincamps. Mrs. Elizabeth Crozier, of 80, Battenberg Street, Belfast. (WO 71/450)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Cummings, Thomas; 2222. 1st Bn. Irish Guards, executed for desertion 28/01/1915. Panel 4. Le Touret Memorial. Son of William Cummings, of Tully Muckamore, Belfast. (WO 71/395)
  • Private Cunnington, Samuel H; 2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, executed for desertion 19/05/1917, Plot 1. C. 1. London Cemetery, Neuville-Vitasse. (WO 71/558)
  • Private Cuthbert, James; 9/28719. 9th Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for disobedience 06/05/1916. Plot V. F. 71. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. (WO 71/464)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Cutmore, George Aitken; 13248. Blackwatch (Royal Highlanders) 2nd Bn. Executed for desertion 25/07/1917. Panel 25 and 63, Basra Memorial. Son of Mrs. A.F. Cutmore, of Chapel Farm, Colt, Eltham. Born 08/07/1894 Glasgow, father John (joiner JM) mother Lizzier nee Aitken - married Glasgow 25/10/1888(WO 71/633)

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  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Dagesse, Arthur Charles; 34453. Canadian Infantry, 22nd Bn. Executed 15/03/1918 for desertion. Grave VIII. B. 8. Lapugnoy Millitary Cemetery. Husband of Hettie Dagesse, of Thorold, Ontario. Native of Montreal.
  • Private Dalande, Hector; S/9696. 8th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, executed for desertion 09/03/1918. Plot II. D. 1. St. Nicolas British Cemetery. Husband of Jessie Henry (formerly Dalande), of 66, Big Vennel, Cromarty, Ross-shire. (WO 71/637)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999Private Dale, Arthur; 4437. 13th Bn. Royal Scots, executed for murder 03/03/1916. He was drunk and killed a friend). Grave 103. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension. Born 07/12/1870 at Greenock. Father Isaac (engineer's labourer), mother Margaret nee Ramsay (married at Greenock 01/01/1866) (WO 71/451)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999Private Daly, James Joseph, 7144396 Connaught Ranger 1st Bn. Executed 02/11/1920 for mutiny Age 20. Geoghegan Roman Catholic Graveyard
  • Private Davids, Abraham; 1239. 1st cape Coloured Labour Regiment, executed for murder 26/08/1919, row A. 15. 'Y' Farm Military Cemetery. (WO 71/685)
  • Private Davies, Richard M; 73372. 11th Bn. Sherwood Foresters, executed for desertion 15/11/1917. Wizernes Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/617)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Davis, Thomas; 1/9804. Royal Munster Fusiliers, 1st Bn. Executed for cowardice 02/07/1915 at Gully Beach, aged 21. Addenda Panel, Helles Memorial. Son of Mrs. Margaret Davis, of Turnpike Road, Ennis, Co. Clare. (WO 71/431)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999Driver De Fehr, B; 1st Canadian Reserve Park (Canadian Army Service Corps) executed for murder on 25/08/1916. Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery.
  • Private Degasse, A C; 34453. 22nd Battalion Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 15/03/1918. Plot VIII. B. 8. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Delargey, Edward; 335727 1st/8th Bn. Royal Scots, executed for desertion, 06/09/1917, aged 19. Plot IX. H. 19 Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Winnifred Delargy, of 42, Mount Pleasant, Leslie, Fife. Born 13/01/1897 Carnwath, father James (coal miner), mother Winifred nee Kelly - married 02/10/1885 Lasswade(WO 71/583)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Delisle, Leopald; 62218. 22nd Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 21/05/1918. Plot II. J. 6. Bellacourt Military Cemetery
  • Private Dennis, John James; 6807. 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment, executed for desertion 30/01/1916. Plot 4. E. 16. Lillers Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/440)
  • Private Denny, Albert; British West Indies, 8th. Executed on 20/01/1819 for murder. Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy. (WO 71/675)
  • Private Depper, Charles; 5715. 1st/4th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 13/09/1916, aged 30. Row G. 1. Beauval Communal Cemetery. Son of Charles Depper, of Rock Hill, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. (WO 71/501)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Docherty, John; S/9672. 9th Bn. Black Watch, executed for desertion 15/02/1916. Grave 3. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension. Born 01/08/1887 Edinburgh. Father Thomas (mason's lab), mother Margaret nee Carrigan married Edinburgh 03/03/1885) (WO 71/444)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Docherty, Thomas; 11599. 2nd Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, executed for desertion,16/07/1915, Plot VI, E. 1. Perth Cemetery (China Wall) (WO 71/423)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Rifleman Donovan, Thomas; 16th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for desertion 31/10/1917, aged 20. Plot II. D. 14. Westhof Farm Cemetery. (WO 71/614)
  • Private Dossett, Walter; 45980. 1st/4th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment, executed for desertion 25/06/1918, aged 22. Plot I. E. 7. Hagle Dump Cemetery, Belgium. Son of William and Lily Dossett, of Sheffield. (WO 71/650)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Downey, Patrick Joseph; 6/227. Leinster Regiment 6th Bn. Grave 1386 Mikra British Cemetery, Kalamaria. First to be executed on for 'disobeying a lawful command in such a manner as to show wilful defiance' - 27/12/1915. Son of Michael and Mary A. Downey, of 1, Kellys Range, Wiyes Fields, Limerick. (WO 71/441)
  • Private Downing, Thomas; 1055. Executed for sleeping at post on 19/02/1917 aged 22. South Lancashire Regiment, 6th Bn. Panel 23 Basra memorial. Son of Mrs. Susan Downing, of 43, Wilton Road, Widnes. (WO 71/632)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Duncan/ a.k.a.Sinclair, John; 6584 1st Bn. Cameron Highlanders, executed for desertion 07/03/1915. Panel 41 and 42. Le Touret Memorial. Son of William Cummings, of Tully Muckamore, Belfast. (WO 71/405)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Sub Lieutenant Dyett, Edwin Leopold Arthur (RNVR); Nelson Bn. Royal Naval Division, executed for desertion 05/01/1917. Le Crotoy Communal Cemetery. Welsh (ADM 156/24)

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  • Private Earl, William J; 41643. 1st/7th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for desertion 27/05/1918. Plot 12. B. 10. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery. (WO 71/647)
  • Private Earp, Arthur Grove; 1/5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, executed 22/07/1916 for quitting his post, plot 1. C. 25. (Extension) Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/485)
  • Private Elford, Lawrence D; 21654. 7th/8th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers, executed for desertion 11/10/1918. Plot V. A. 19. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/671)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Evans, Andrew; 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, executed for desertion, 06/02/1915. Plot 1. A. 2. Loker (formerly Locre) Churchyard. (WO 71/397)
  • Private Eveleigh, Alfred E; L/8107. 1st Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), executed for desertion 24/02/1916, aged 27. Plot III. L. 10. White House Cemetery, St.Jean-les-Ypres. (WO 71/593)
  • Private Everill, G; 1st Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment, 14/09/1917, Plot II. F. 44. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery

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  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Fairburn, E; 227098. 18th Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, executed for desertion 02/03/1918. Plot 11. B. 23. Villers Station Cemetery.
  • Private Farr, Harry T; 8871. 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for cowardice 18/10/1916. Thiepval Memorial to the Missing Daughter Gertrude Harris (WO 71/509)
  • Private Fatoma, A; West Africa Regiment. Executed 9/7/1915 for cowardice, Freetown Memorial. (WO 71/429)
  • Private Fellows, Ernest; 9722. 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion, 26/07/1915, aged 29. Plot V. K. 13 Perth Cemetery (China Wall). Son of James and Emma Fellows, of 65, Moseley Rd., Birmingham; husband of Mary Annie Crosby (formerly Fellows), of 5 Court, 5 House, Dymoke St., Birmingham. (WO 71/426)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Ferguson, Joseph; 10930. 1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, attached Royal Engineers, executed for desertion 20/04/1917. Plot I. C. 13. Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension. Born 1895-96 Mother Theresa in Dundee(WO 71/555)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Flynn, Hugh; 5323. 18th Bn. Highland Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 15/11/1916. Plot VIII. G. 7. Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mrs. Jane Todd, of 171, High St., Dumbarton. Born 26/06/1895 Renton, father James McIntosh (printfield worker), mother Jeannie nee McArthur - married Dumbarton 31/12/1878. (WO 71/519)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999Private Flynn, Richard; 2/R Dublin Fusiliers. Executed on 06/11/1020 for mueder. Haida Pasha Cemetery.
  • Private Foulkes, Thomas; 43499. 1st/10th Bn. Manchester Regiment, executed for desertion on 21/11/1917, aged 21. Panel 103 Dud Corner Cemetery - Loos. (WO 71/623)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Fowles, Stephen McD; 718566. 44th Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, (New Brunswick Regiment) - executed for desertion 19/06/1918. Plot 13. B.1. Villers Station Cemetery
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Fox, John; 7711. 2nd Bn. Highland Light Infantry executed for striking a Senior Officer (Lt. J F O'Halloran twice on the left knee at Therouanne) on 12/05/1916 age 20. Bay 8. (Memorial) Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Born 01/05/1877 Glasgow. (WO 71/466)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Lance Corporal Fox, Joseph Stanley Victor; 8992. 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment executed for desertion 20/04/1915, aged 20. Son of Charles and Harriet Fox, of 45, The Causeway, Chippenham, Wilts. Plot D. 15. Dickebusch New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/408)
  • Private Frafra, Aziberi; Gold Coast Regiment, German East Africa. Found Guilty of casting his arms away in the presence of the enemy. Executed 28 June 1915. (WO 71/538)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Fraser, Evan; 11653. 2nd Bn. Royal Scots, executed for desertion 02/08/1915, aged 19. Commemorated on Special Memorial C. 8. Perth Cemetery (China Wall) Born 30/03/1896 Tyrie. Father Thomas (mason), m. Christian Ann nee Milne at Pitsligo 1889? (WO 71/427)
  • Private Fryer, John W; 12th Bn. Queen’s (Royal West Surrey) Regiment, 14/06/1917, Plot II. D. 14. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/562)

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  • Private Gawler, Robert W; L/10098. 1st Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), executed for desertion 24/02/1916, aged 29. Plot III. L. 9. White House Cemetery, St.Jean-les-Ypres. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Gawler, of 10, Staplegate Place, Canterbury. (WO 71/449)
  • Private Gibson, David; 38332. "C" Coy. 12th Bn. Royal Scots, executed for desertion, 24/9/1918, aged 25. Plot X. E. 19. Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of John and Jane Gibson, of Bridgeton, Glasgow; husband of Agnes Gibson, of 3381, Gallowgate, Glasgow. (WO 71/668)
  • Private Giles, Peter; 14th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, shot for desertion on 24/08/1918. Plot 2. F. 6. Louez Military Cemetery. (WO 71/494)
  • Sergeant Gleadow, George E; 43359. 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment executed for desertion on 06/04/1917. Berlencourt (Le Cauroy) Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/553)
  • Lance Corporal Goggins, Peter; 19/158. 19th Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for quitting his post 18/01/1917. Row D. 2. St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension. 22 - - wife Margaret - Husband of Mrs. M. Goggins, of 58, South St., South Moor, Stanley, Co. Durham. (WO 71/534)
  • Private Gore, Frederick Coutts; 7th Bn. The Buffs ( East Kent Regiment), 16/10/1917, Plot II. J. 34. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/609)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Graham, James; 9948. Cork. 2nd Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers executed for desertion 21/12/1915. Grave 42. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension. (WO 71/438)

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  • Private Haddock, James A; 7595. 12th Bn. Yorks & Lancs Regiment, executed for desertion 16/09/1916. Plot 6. F. 5. Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/499)
  • Driver Hamilton, Thomas Grant; 67440. 72nd Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for striking a senior officer 03/10/1916. Plot 3. K. 5 Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/505)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hamilton/Blanchard, Arthur; 39213. Belfast. 14th Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for desertion 27/03/1917. Plot I. P. 17. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/550)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hanna, George; 12609. Belfast. 1st Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers, executed for desertion 06/11/1917, aged 26. Row E. 16. Neuville-Bourjonval British Cemetery . Son of Henry and Elizabeth Hanna. (WO 71/611)
  • Rifleman Harding, Frederick; 11528. 1st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for desertion 29/06/1916, aged 21. Plot II. A. 6. Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery. (WO 71/479)
  • Private Harris, Ernest Walter Jack; 23992. 10th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for desertion 03/02/1917. Row Z. 11. Carnoy Military Cemetery. (WO 71/542)
  • Private Harris, Louis; 43055. 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), executed 07/11/1918 for desertion, aged 23. Row B. 34. Ghissignies British Cemetery. Son of Abraham and Harriett Harris, of 41, Cooper St., Meanwood Rd., Leeds. Born in London. (WO 71/672)
  • Private Harris, Thomas; L/10132. 1st Bn. Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment), executed for desertion, 21/06/1915, aged 21. Plot V. K. 14. Perth Cemetery (China Wall). (WO 71/419)
  • Private Harris/Bevistein, Abraham; see Bevistein above (WO 71/456)
  • Private Harris, Willie Peter; 49. 1st Cape Coloured Labour Regiment, executed for murder, 26/08/1919, row A. 14. 'Y' Farm Military Cemetery. (WO 71/684)
  • Private Hart, Benjamin' Albert; 1763. 1st/4th Bn. Suffolk Regiment executed for desertion, 06/02/1917, aged 22. Plot I. C. 10. Suzanne Military Cemetery No.3. Son of Charles and Emma Hart, of 101, Fore St., Ipswich. (WO 71/537)
  • Private Hartells, H H; "Bert" 8164 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 32. Plot II. A. 6. Aeroplane Cemetery Ieper, Belgium. (WO 71/622)
  • Driver Hasemore (Hasemere), John William; L/36251. Royal Field Artillery, "A" Bty. 180th Bde. Executed 12/05/1916 in the abattoir at Mazibngarbe for disobedience. Grave Reference: I. B. 5. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/465)
  • Private Hawkins, Thomas; 1533. 7th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), who was executed for desertion on 22/11/1917 . Plot II. B. 12. Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium. (WO 71/622)
  • Lance Corporal Hawthorne, Frederick; 9541. 1st/5th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, executed for Cowardice 11/08/1916. Plot 12. C. 8. Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery (WO 71/490)
  • Labourer Hei, C M 7170. Chinese Labour Corps, executed for murder 21/02/1920. Plot S. 1. F. 1. St. Sever Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/688)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hendricks, Harry; 4519. 2nd Bn. Leinster Regiment, executed for desertion 23/08/1918, aged 46. age 46, from the U.S.A. but in an Irish Regiment. Plot III. C. 1. La Kreule Military Cemetery. (WO 71/661)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Heppel/Hepple, Robert; a.k.a. Hope. (WO 71/577)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Higgins, James; 2057. 1st/9th Bn. Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, executed for desertion 26/08/1916. Plot 1. F. 22. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres. Born 14/09/1893 Glasgow. Father Robert (butcher), mother Jessie nee Smith - (married 25/12/1890) (WO 71/493)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Higgins, John Maurice; 177753. 1st Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 07/12/1916, aged 24. Plot I. B. 2. Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery. Son of David and Emma Higgins, of 24, Gwynne Avenue, Toronto, Canada. Born at Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
  • Private Highgate, Thomas James; L/10061. 1st Bn. Royal West Kent Regiment, executed for desertion 08/09/1914. La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial (WO 71/387)
  • Private Hodgetts, Oliver W; 8662. 1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for cowardice 04/06/1915. Plot IV. D. 2. Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard (WO 71/416
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hogan (a.k.a. Murphy), Thomas; 17137. 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 15/05/1917. Plot I. G. 8. Ham British Cemetery. (WO 71/557)
  • Lance Corporal Holland, James; 13857. 10th Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for cowardice on 30/05/16, aged 31. Plot II. E. 17. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi. Son of Samuel and Mary Holland, of Northwich, Cheshire. (WO 71/470)
  • Private Holmes Albert; 18143. 8th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), executed for desertion 22/04/1918, aged 22. Plot III. C. 10. Chocques Military Cemetery. Husband of Bessie Holmes, of 51, Croydon St., Easton Road, Bristol. (WO 71/646)
  • Private Holt, Ellis; 26685. 19th Bn. Manchester Regiment. executed for desertion 4th March 1917, aged 22. Berneville Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/548)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hope, Robert a.k.a. Heppel/Hepple); 23726. (Served as Hepple,) "D" Coy. 1st Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion 05/07/1917, aged 23. Husband of Mrs. Hope, of 9, Moehans Row, Waterside, Londonderry. Plot 3. G. 12. Ferme-Olivier Cemetery, Belgium. (WO 71/577)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hope, Thomas; 9689. 2nd Bn. Leinster Regiment, executed for desertion 02/03/1915. Panel 10. Ploegsteert Memorial. Son of Mrs B. Hope, of 5, Mill Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. (WO 71/401)
  • Private Hopkins, Thomas; 307350. 1st/8th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for leaving his post 13/02/1918. Plot V. D. 13. Gorre British And Indian Cemetery. (WO 71/635)
  • Private Horler, Ernest; 46127. 12th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 17/02/1918. Plot II. L. 14. Bucquoy Road Cemetery. (WO 71/677)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Hughes, Frank; 2nd Bn. Canterbury Regiment, N. Z. E. F. executed for desertion 25/08/1916. Hallencourt Communal Cemetery
  • Lance Corporal Hughes, George Edward; 11257. 7th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment, executed for desertion, 23/11/1916, plot VI. D. 18. Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hughes, of 8 Ernest Street, Great Ancoats, Manchester. (WO 71/521)
  • Private Hughes, Henry J; 1st/5th Bn. Yorks and Lancs Regiment, executed for desertion 10/04/1918, Plot 15. D. 15. The Huts Cemetery. (WO 71/638)
  • Labourer Hui, I He; Chinese Labour Corps. 112 Coy. Executed for Murder 12/09/1918. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (WO 71/665)
  • Private Hunt, William G; 1957. 18th Bn. Manchester Regiment, executed for desertion 14/11/1916. Row A. 7. Bailleulmont Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/516)
  • Private Hunter, George; 2nd Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 02/07/1916, plot 1. B. 1A. Esquelbecq Military Cemetery. (WO 71/480)
  • Private Hunter, William; 1st Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 21/02/1916, plot I. B. 38. Maroc British Cemetery. (WO 71/445)
  • Rifleman Hyde, John J; R/27615. 10th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for desertion, 05/09/1917. Plot V. A. 29. Mendinghem Military Cemetery. Son of Mr. W. Hyde, of 35, Ridgdale St., Bow, London. (WO 71/587)

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  • Private Ingham, Albert; 18th Bn. Manchester Regiment, executed for desertion 01/12/1916. Row B. 12. Bailleulmont Communal Cemetery. (According to Ward & Gibson (p 81), the Commission engraved on the headstone, at the insistence of the deceased’s father, the words: Shot At Dawn. One of the First to Enlist. He had apparently been caught in civilian clothes on board a Swedish ship about to sail from Dieppe. Official records have: ‘Died of wounds’, while his Death Certificate states: ‘Shot by sentence of FGCM for “Desertion” ‘. Source: Babington, pp 120-1. Image (WO 71/526)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Rifleman Irish/ a.k.a. Lee, Arthur James; S/9560. 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade, executed for desertion 03/10/1915. Plot 1. E. 86. Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery. (WO 71/434)
  • Lance Corporal Irvine, William John; 2710. 1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment, executed for desertion 20/04/1915. Plot 3. H. 19. Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery. (WO 71/411)
  • Corporal Ives, Frederick; 12295. 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion, 22/07/1915, aged 31. Plot I. G. 41. Perth Cemetery (China Wall). (WO 71/428)

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  • Private Jackson, Ernest; G/46730. 24th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion, 07/11/1918, aged 32. Plot IV. C. 20. Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/673)
  • Private Jeffries, Alfred Leonard; 9970. 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 01/11/1916. Son of Leonard and Georgina Jefferies, of 33, Edward Street, St. Philip's, Bristol. His brother, Arthur Thomas, also fell. Plot III. O. 1. Arras Road Cemetery. (WO 71/515)
  • Private Jennings, John; 8037. 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/06/1916, Plot 1. D. 85. Norfolk Cemetery. (WO 71/477)
  • Private Johnson, Frederick/ a.k.a.Charlton, J; 20035. 2nd Bn. Border Regiment executed for desertion on 01/08/1918. City of Paris Cemetery, Bagneux. (WO 71/657)
  • Private Jones, John T; 9840. 1st Bn. Northamptonshire Regiment, executed for desertion 24/02/1916. Grave 104. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension. (WO 71/447)
  • Private Jones, Richard M; 10764. south Lancashire Regiment, 6th Bn. Executed 21.02.1917 for desertion, aged 40. Panel 23. Basra memorial. Husband of Alice Jones, of 78, Oxford Street, Widnes, Lancs. (WO 71/630)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private Jones, William; 9th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, executed for desertion 25/10/1917, plot I. C. 4. Locre Hospice Cemetery. Welsh (WO 71/608)
  • Gunner Jones/Fox, William; 62971. 43rd Bty, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 20/04/1915. Row E. 1. La Chapelle D'Armentieres Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/409)

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  • K'ung, C H; 4340. Chinese Labour Corps, executed for murder 21/02/1920. Plot S. 1. F. 6. St. Sever Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/688)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Kerr, Henry H; 457241. 7th Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 21/11/1916. Plot III. A. 9. Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery
  • Private Kershaw, James; 8136. 1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment, executed for desertion, 26/04/1915. Plot 3. H. 20. Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery. (WO 71/410)
  • Rifleman King, J; R/16624. 7th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, Executed 16th March 1917. Berneville Communal Cemetery
  • Private King, John; 6/1598 1st Bn. Canterbury Regiment (New Zealand), executed for desertion 19/08/1917. Aged 32. Plot I. Z. 23.Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck.
  • Private Kirk, Ernest; 7981. 1st Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 06/03/1915. Row B. 9. Chapelle-d'Armentieres Old Military Cemetery. (WO 71/403)
  • Private Kirman, Charles Henry; 7423. 7th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment, executed for desertion 23/09/1917, aged 32. Row F. 1. Ste. Catherine British Cemetery. Husband of D. L. Kirman, of 10, Radnor St., Southsea, Portsmouth. (WO 71/604)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999Private Knight, Charles William; 15437. 10th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, executed for murder 15/11/1915, plot 3. B. 9. Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Eliza Knight, of 25, Filton Street, Fulham, London. Welsh (WO 71.437)
  • Private Knight, Henry (Harry) James; 6565. 1st Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment,) executed for desertion 06/10/1918, Son of Mrs. Ellen Elizabeth Knight, of 2, Lower Addiscombe Road, West Croydon, Surrey. Plot VI. E. 20. Fins New British Cemetery. (WO 71/670)

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  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private La Lancette, Joseph; 672604. 672604 Private J. La Lancette, 22nd Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 03/07/1917. Plot I. F. 21. Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension.
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private La Liberte, Come; 3rd Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 04/08/1916, Plot II. H. 3. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery.
  • Driver Lamb, Alexander; 21st Battery, 2nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion, 02/10/1915. Plot II. E. 12. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. (WO 71/435)
  • Corporal Latham, George W; 2267. Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Executed for desertion 22/01/1915. Aged 23. Grave II F 17 Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, (WO 71/393)
  • Private Lawrence, Ernest A; 20279. 2nd Bn. Devonshire Regiment, executed for desertion 22/11/1917, aged 21. Plot I. I. 45 Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of John Lawrence, of 101, Clifton Rd., South Norwood, London. (WO 71/634)
  • Private Lawton, George H; 15251. 17th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment), executed for cowardice 30/07/1916. Plot 5. G. 13. Brown's Road Military Cemetery (WO 71/486)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Corporal Lewis, Charles; B/21000. 12th Bn. Highland Light Infantry, executed for desertion 11/03/1916. Grave 98. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery & Extension. (WO 71/452)
  • Private Lewis, Griffiths; 549. 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/06/1916. Plot 1. D. 86. Norfolk Cemetery. (WO 71/478)
  • Private Lewis, John; 5th Bn. Dorset Regiment, executed for desertion on 19/04/1917. Plot 3. F. 2. Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension. (WO 71/539)
  • Gunner Lewis, William E; 2081. 124th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for mutiny 29/10/1916. Plot O. 1. M. 8. St. Sever Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/6510)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Ling, Wilson Norman; 454610. 2nd Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, executed for desertion on 12/08/1918, aged 22. Plot II. N. 20. Cerissy-Gailly Military Cemetery. Son of Albert E. and Fanny Ling, of 1125, Dovercourt Rd., Toronto, Ontario.
  • Private Loader, Frederick; 683458. 1st/22nd Bn. London Regiment, executed for desertion 19/08/1917, Plot III. B. 14. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery.(WO 71/578)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Lodge, H E J; 2095. 19th Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 13/03/1918. Plot IV. B. 5. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery.
  • Private Longshaw, Alfred; 10502. 18th Bn. Manchester Regiment, executed for desertion 01/12/1916. Row B. 13. Bailleulmont Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/525)
  • Private Lowton, George H; 15251. Executed for cowardice 30.07.1916. Grave V. G. 13. Brown's Road Military Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret Lowton, of Nottingham.

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  • Private MacDonald, Harry; 43665. 12th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, he was executed on 4/11/1916. Plot 1. D. 17. Louvencourt Military Cemetery. (WO 71/514)
  • Lance Corporal MacDonald, John; 19/420. 19th Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for quitting his post 18/01/1917, aged 28. Row D. 3. St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Malcolm and Joanina McDonald, of Sunderland; husband of Hannah McDonald, of 29, Hartley's Buildings, Millfield, Sunderland. (WO 71/534)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Mackness, Ernest; 11225. 1st Bn. Cameronians executed for desertion on 01/10/1917. Grave location north side. Blaringhem Churchyard. Son of Arthur and Louisa Mackness, of 3, Dundonald Rd., Leicester. Born 1892 Leicester. Father Arthur, mother Louisa of leicester(WO 71/598)
  • Sapper Malyon, Frederick; 13224. 12th Field Company Royal Engineers, attached Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 04/04/1917. Plot I. P. 18. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/551)
  • Lance Corporal Mamprusi, Allassan; Gold Coast. Executed 28/4/1917 for cowardice. Accra Memorial, Ghana (WO 71/575)
  • Private Martin, Harry; 21161. 9th Bn. Essex Regiment, executed for desertion 20/03/1916. Row, B. 3. Labourse Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/455)
  • Private Matthews, N 494 3rd Bn. South African Infantry, executed (hanged and not executed by firing squad.) for murder 03/04/1916, grave 3. Alexandria (Chatby) Military and war Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. (WO 71/457)
  • Private Mayers, James; 492050. 1st/13th Kensington Bn. Royal Fusiliers, 16/06/1917. Row C. 11. Achicourt Road Cemetery. Executed for desertion. Son of Mrs. M. E. Mayers, of 193, Morning Lane, Hackney, London. (WO 71/564)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Rifleman McBride, Samuel; 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion on 07/12/1916. Row A. 17. Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery. (WO 71/529)
  • Private McClair, Harry/ a.k.a.Rowland; 20037. 2nd Bn. Border Regiment executed for desertion on 01/08/1918. City of Paris Cemetery, Bagneux. (WO 71/657)
  • Private McColl, Charles F; 11/81. 1st/4th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 28/12/1917, aged 26. Plot IV. A. 6. Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Annie McColl, of 6, Bramham Avenue, Woodhouse Street, Hull. (WO 71/628)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Rifleman McCracken, J E; 15/13211. 15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 19/03/1916, aged 19. Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of John McCracken. Row C. 21. (WO 71/453)
  • Private McCubbin, Bertie; 31821. 17th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) executed for cowardice 30/07/1916. Plot 5. B. 16. Brown's Road Military Cemetery (WO 71/487)
  • Private McFarlane John; 265427. 4th Bn. King's Liverpool Regiment, executed for desertion 22/05/1918, aged 27. Plot XI. A. 2. Nine Elms British Cemetery. Son of William and Margaret McFarlane, of 14, Gerard Street, Byrom Street, Liverpool. (WO 71/644)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private McGeehan, Bernard; Derry. 1/8th Bn. King’s Liverpool Regiment, 02/11/1916, Plot II. D. 9. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/513)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private McQuade, John; 5626. 18th Bn. Highland Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 06/11/1916. Plot VIII. J. 7. Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/518)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Michael, James S; 23686. 10th Bn. Cameronians, 24/08/1917, Plot II. H. 24. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. Born 27/04/1895 Glasgow, father William (boot and show operative) mother Johann nee Anderson - married Aberdeen 24/01/1879. Sister Miss M Michael(WO 71/577)
  • Private Milburn, John B; 45688. 24th/27th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 08/11/1917. Plot II. C. 8. Bucquoy Road Cemetery. (WO 71/612)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Milligan, Charles Myat; 43619. 10th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), executed for desertion 03/06/1917, aged 20. Plot 19. A. 14. Canadian Cemetery No.2 France. Born 05/02/1897, Glasgow father Samuel (railway banksman) mother Elizabeth nee Myat - married at Calton dist., Glasgow 29/12/1882. (WO 71/560)
  • Private Mills, George; 18603. 2nd Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, executed for desertion 29/09/1915. Plot VIII. B. 81. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. (WO 71/436)
  • Private Mitchell, Arthur; 240678. 1st/6th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers executed for desertion, 20/08/1917. Husband of Minnie Mitchell, of Brierley's Cottages, Thames St., Clay Cross, Derbyshire. Plot IV. R. 3. Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/580)
  • Private Mitchell, James A; 1/British West Indies. Executed for murder 22/12/1917. Ramleh Cemetery, Palastine. (WO 71/629)
  • Private Mitchell, Leonard; 31184. 8th Bn. Yorks and Lancs Regiment, executed for desertion 19/09/1917, Plot III. A. 2. La Clytte Military Cemetery. Son of George H. Mitchell, of 74, Rawmarsh Rd., Rotherham, Yorks. His brother, William Henry also died on service. (WO 71/590)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Moles, Thomas Lionel; 443288. Private Thomas Lionel Moles, 54th Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, executed for desertion 22/10/1917, aged 28. Plot I. H. 76. Ypres Reservoir Cemetery. Son of Louisa Mudford (formerly Moles), of West Chinnock, Crewkerne, Somerset, England, and the late John Moles. Native of Brompton Ralph.
  • Private Molyneaux, James; 1st Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 15/06/1916, plot I. H. 6. Maroc British Cemetery. (WO 71/476)
  • Lance Corporal Moon, William Alfred; 17790. 11th Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for desertion on 21/11/1916, Plot III. A. 219. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/520)
  • Driver Moore, Thomas; TH/040862. 4th Coy. 24th Divisional Train, Army Service Corps. executed for murder 26/02/1916, aged 26. Panel 56. Menin Gate Memorial. (WO 71/446)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999Private Morgan, Richard; 11967. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment, executed for murder 15/02/1915. Plot IV. A. 17. Bethune Town Cemetery. Welsh No WO record
  • Private Morris Herbert; 6th Bn. British West Indies Regiment, 20/09/1917, Plot II. F. 45. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/594)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Driver Mullany, James; 64987. 72nd Battery, 38th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for striking a senior officer, 03/10/1916. Plot 3. K. 4. Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (WO 71/596)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Murphey, William; 251482. 1st/5th Bn. Royal Scots, executed for desertion, 07/02/1917. Plot 2. A. 19. Bertrancourt Millitary Cemetery. (WO 71/541)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Murphy, Allan/Allen; 12182. 9th Bn. Cameronians, (Scottish Rifles) executed for desertion 17/08/1916 Plot II. A. 9. Quatre-Vents Military Cemetery (WO 71/491)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Murphy, Patrick; Dublin. 47th Bn. Machine Gun Corps, executed for desertion 12/09/1918, plot 4. E. 5. Sandpits British Cemetery (WO 71/667)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Murphy, Thomas; a.k.a. Hogan - (WO 71/557)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999Private Murray, Francis; S/2889. 9th Bn. Gordon Highlanders, attached Royal Engineers, executed for murder 01/10/1916. Plot I. P. 2. Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery. Born c. 1892-93. Father William, Airdie. (WO 71/504)
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  • Private Neave, Walter; 19445. 10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own), executed for desertion 30/08/1917. Row E. 33. Ste. Catherine British Cemetery. (WO 71/584)
  • Private Nelson, William (Billy) Barry; 14387. - 14th Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for desertion on 11/08/1916, aged 22 and is buried in plot I. B. 18. Acheux British Cemetery. (WO 71/4889)
  • Private Nicholson, Charles Bain; 32559. 19 - executed for desertion 27/10/1917 Middlesborough - 8th Yorkshire and Lancaster Regiment. Twin brother John killed 1917. Plot IV. E. 66. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. (WO 71/619)
  • Private Nisbet (Nesbit), Joseph; 11682. 1st Bn. Leicestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 23/08/1918. Plot XV. C. 21. Nine Elms British Cemetery. (WO 71/663)

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  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private O'Connell, Benjamin; Wexford. 1st Bn. Irish Guards, executed for desertion 08/08/1918. Row C. 7. Bailleulmont Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/659)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private O'Neill (or O'Neil), Anthony; 1/15134. South Wales Borderers 1st Bn. Executed 30/04/1916 for desertion. Grave I.A. 12. Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of James Daniel and Sarah Ann O'Neil, of 20, Castle Street, Neath. Welsh (WO 71/462)
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  • Sapper Oyns, Arthur Philip 94236. 50th Search Light Company, Royal Engineers, Executed 20/10/1917 for desertion, aged 31. Born at Devonport. Son of the late Richard Philip Oyns (H.M. Customs) and Julia Isabel Oyns. Plot IV. G. 24. - Murder. Coxyde Military Cemetery. (WO 71/603)

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  • Private Palmer, Henry; 3057. 1st/5th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 27/10/1916. Plot I. P. 65. Albert Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mrs. Phyllis Palmer, of 171, Station Road, Wallsend. (WO 71/512)
  • Rifleman Parker, Albert Edward; A/1579. 7th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. executed for desertion 15/05/1916. Warlus Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/467)
  • Private Parry, Albert; 42467. 2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, (Prince of Wales's Own) executed for desertion 30/08/1917. Row K. 4. Maple Leaf Cemetery. Husband of Alice Maude Parry, of 11, Empringham Terrace, Dalby Street, Hull. (WO 71/585)
  • Second Lieutenant Paterson, John H; 3rd Bn. Essex Regiment, attached 1st Bn. Executed for murder 24/09/1918. Plot IV. B. 48.Terlincthun British Cemetery. Deserter - executed for the murder of Sgt. Harold Collison, the military policeman who tried to arrest him. (Ref. PRO WO 339/111890). (WO 71/1028)
  • Private Pattison, Robert Gills; 10474. 7th Bn. East Surrey Regiment was executed on 04/07/1917, aged 23 for desertion. Son of John and Mary Ann Pattison, of 49A, Station Terrace, Cramlington, Northumberland. Born at Annitsford, Northumberland. Plot IV. J. 16. (Cemetery) Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras. (WO 71/567)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private Penn, A or Major; 10958. 1st Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers, executed for desertion 22/04/1915. Plot III. D. 6. (Joint grave) Estaires Communal Cemetery. Welsh (WO 71/414)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Perry, Eugene; 416008. 22nd Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, executed for desertion on 11/04/1917, aged 21. Plot VI. C. 7. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.
  • Private Phillips, H T W; 9197. 1st Bn. Coldstream Guards, executed for desertion 30/05/1916, grave in NW part of cemetery. Wormhoudt Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/471)
  • Private Phillips, Louis R; 10315. 6th Bn. Somerset Light Infantry, executed for desertion, 19/08/1915, aged 23. Plot VI. K. 1. Perth Cemetery (China Wall). (WO 71/430)
  • Private Pitts, Albert Henry; 8747. 2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment, executed for desertion 08/02/1915. Panel 2 and 3. Ploegsteert Memorial. Husband of Mrs. A.L. Pitts, of 44, King Road, Bengeworth, Evesham. (WO 71/398)
  • 2nd. Lieutenant Poole, Eric Skeffington; 11th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, 10/12/1916, Plot II. A. 11. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. * Portrait at Chloe Dewe Matthews images (WO 71/1027)
  • Rifleman Poole, Harry; 8534. 7th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment. (Green Howards). Executed 9th Dec. 1916. Near north-west corner of cemetery Cavillon Communal Cemetery. Son of Mr. A. Poole, of 9, Bernard St., Park, Sheffield. (WO 71/530)
  • Corporal Povey, George H; 10459. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment, executed for leaving his post 11/02/1915, aged 23. Panel 19 - 22. Menin Gate Memorial. Son of Mrs. Dinah Povey, of 51, Primrose Street, Connah Quay. Welsh (WO 71/400)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999Lance Corporal Price, William; 12942. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment, executed for murder 15/02/1915. Plot IV. A. 18. Bethune Town Cemetery. Welsh No WO Record.

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  • Private Randle, William Henry; 10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters. Executed 25th Nov. 1916. Near north-west corner of cemetery, both these soldiers were executed for desertion Cavillon Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/523)
  • Private Reid, Alexander; 12384. 16th Bn. Highland Light Infantry, executed for desertion, 31/01/1917, aged 30. Plot 2. A. 17. Bertrancourt Military Cemetery.
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Reid, Isaac; 8752. 2nd Bn. Scots Guards, executed for desertion 09/04/1915. Plot III. B. 26. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. (WO 71/407)
  • Corporal Reid, James; 7674. 6th Bn. Cameron Highlanders, executed for desertion 11/05/1918, aged 26. Plot V. G. 46. Duisans British Cemetery. (WO 71/642)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Reynolds, E J; 404436. 3rd Bn. Canadian Infantry, executed for desertion 23/08/1916. Plot IV. A. 39. Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.
  • Private Richmond, Malcolm R; 285031. 1st/6th Bn. Gordon Highlanders, executed for desertion on 26/05/1918, aged 22. Plot V. L. 8. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi. (WO 71/643)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Rickman, Albert; 12923. 1st Bn. Royal Dublin Fusiliers, executed for desertion 15/09/1916, aged 27 from Naas. Plot IV. D. 7. Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery. Son of Charles and Anne Rickman, of 4, Carrington Terrace, Milford-on-Sea, Hants. (WO 71/498)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private Rigby, Thomas Henry Basil (Harry); 11490. 10th Bn. South Wales Borderers, executed for desertion 22/11/1917. Plot 2. A. 3. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres. Welsh (WO 71/618)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Roberts, John William; 107526. 2nd Bn. Canadian Mounted Rifles, executed for desertion 30/07/1916. Plot VIII. A. 154. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery
  • Private Roberts, William W (Ted); 2408. 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 29/05/1916, Plot II. B. 110. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/472)
  • Sergeant Robins, John J; 9610. Wiltshire Regiment 5th Bn. Executed 02/01/1916 for disobedience. Sp. Mem. C. 259 - Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery. (WO 71/442)
  • Private Robinson, Arthur Harold; 15469. 9th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 10/05/1916. Plot 1. A. 18. Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres. (WO 71/475)
  • Private Robinson, John; 7377 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 31. Plot II. A. 7. Aeroplane Cemetery Ieper, Belgium. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Robinson, of No. 1 Back, 120, Long Acre, Nechells, Birmingham. (WO 71/5425)
  • Private Robinson, William; 70715. 1st Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), executed for desertion 10/04/1917. Plot III. B. 22. Péronne Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Joseph Robinson, of 3, Church Alley, Chesterfield, Derbys. (WO 71/552)
  • Private Roe, George Ernest; 3/1433. 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed for desertion, 11/06/1915, aged 19. Plot VI. K. 20. Perth Cemetery (China Wall). Son of Mrs. Mary Roe, of 24, Brough Street, Sheffield, Yorks. (WO 71/417)
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  • Drummer Rose, Frederick; 9552. 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regiment executed for desertion 4th March 1917, aged 23. Berneville Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/547)

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  • Private Sabongidda, Samuel; 3972. Nigeria Regiment WAFF 3rd Bn.. Executed 27.07.1917 for Violence Calabar Memorial, Nigeria. (WO 71/596)
  • Private Salter, Harry; 16734. East Lancashire regiment, 6th Bn. executed for desertion 11/12/1915. Age 24. Plot 1. G. 26n Green Hill Cemetery. Son of the late Daniel and Charlotte Salter, of Bridgwater, Somerset. Page 277/8 Blindfold and Alone (WO 71/439)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Lance Corporal Sands, Peter; 8225. Lance Corporal Peter Sands, 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 15/09/1915. Special memorial - Fleurbaix Chyd. 41, originally buried in Fleurbaix Churchyard, his grave is now lost. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Husband of Elizabeth Sands, of 74, Abyssinia St., Belfast. (WO 71/432)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private Scholes William; 44174. 2nd Bn. South Wales Borderers, executed for desertion 10/08/1918. Plot 2. G. 11. Borre British Cemetery. Welsh (WO 71/656)
  • Private Scotton, William. 6922. 4th Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 03/02/1915, aged 19. Panel 49 and 51. Menin Gate Memorial. Son of Mrs. Catherine Scotton, of 52, Gladstone Road, Walton, Liverpool. His brother, Albert also fell. (WO 71/396)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999Private Seymour, John; 2nd Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion on 24/01/1918, Plot III. F. 10. Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery. (WO 71/6790)
  • Private Sheffield, F; 14164. 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 12/01/1915, aged 26. Panels 31 and 32. Le Touret Memorial. Brother of James Sheffield, of 42, Franklin St., South Tottenham, London. Brother of James Sheffield, of 42, Franklin St., South Tottenham, London. (WO 71/391)
  • Acting Corporal Short, Jesse Robert; 24th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for mutiny 04/10/1917. Plot VIII. I. 43. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. (WO 71/599)
  • Private Simmes/Sims/Simmers, Robert W; 2nd Bn. Royal Scots, executed for desertion 19/05/1918, aged 25. Plot III. A. 19. Chocques Military Cemetery. (WO 71/645)
  • Private Simmonds, William Henry; G/11296. 23rd Bn. Middlesex Regiment, 01/12/1916, Plot II. E. 9 (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. Executed 01/12/1916 for desertion, aged 23. Son of William and Emily Simmonds, of 18, Sidney Terrace, Bedfont Lane, Feltham, Middlesex. (WO 71/522)

//media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 * Private Sinclair, Alexander; 6584. executed 07/03/1915 (Served as John Duncan) See above.

  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Private Sinizki, Dimitro; 830020. 52nd Bn. Canadian Expeditionary Force, executed for cowardice on 09/10/1917, aged 22. Plot VI. K. 19. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.
  • Private Skilton, Charles Walter F; SR/9629. 22nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion 26/12/1916 age 20. Son of Mrs. Edith Skilton, of 24, Shirley Gardens, Hanwell. Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. (WO 71/531)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999Private Skone, James; 36224. 2nd Bn. Welsh Regiment, executed for murder 10/05/1918, aged 39. Plot III. B. 1. Hersin Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mrs. Mary Skone, of 13, Thomas St., Orange Gardens, Pembroke. Welsh (WO 71/641)
  • Rifleman Slade, Frederick William; 322497; 2nd/6th Bn. London Regiment (City of London Rifles), executed for disobedience on 14/12/1917, aged 24. Son of Mrs. Kate A. Slade, of 69, Manor Lane, Lee, London. Plot II. B. 33. Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium. (WO 71/626)
  • Private Sloane, J; 3563. 1st /4th King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment executed for desertion on 16/07/1916. Grave location 2/A/11. Barly French Military Cemetery. (WO 71/482)
  • Private Smith, James; 52929. King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th, Bn. Executed for desertion on 05/09/1917 aged 26. Grave Row M. 25 Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. Son of James William and Elizabeth Smith, of 52, Noble St., Bolton. (WO 71/588)
  • Private Smith, John; 2506 1st Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 02/07/1916, plot 2. A. 9. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension. (WO 71/481)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/9a/f2/d5/8a/5344483e7298a58a/_maple_100_original.jpg?hash=6dd6974f1e84d68c6281a3e1a5e06f4d0fbc0a815535f00d74fad10a816bf7a2.1665125999 Rifleman Smith, W; S/9405. 2nd Bn. Rifle Brigade, executed for desertion 03/10/1915. Age 37. Plot 1. E. 87 Sailly-sur-la-Lys Canadian Cemetery. (WO 71/434)
  • Private Smith, William; 204455. 3rd/5th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for desertion 14/11/1917, aged 20. Plot IV. B. 28. Reninghelst New Military Cemetery. Son of Robert and Ada Smith, of 16, Lord St., Pendleton, Manchester. (WO 71/624)
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  • Driver Spencer, James; 71502. 65th Battery, 8th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 29/09/1915. Row B. 2. Cote 80 National Cemetery. (WO 71/433)
  • Private Spencer Victor Manson; 1st Bn. (Otago) New Zealand Regiment, executed for desertion 24/02/1918, Plot 15. B. 10. The Huts Cemetery
  • Private Spry, William Thomas; 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers, executed for desertion 14/06/1918, plot 1. G. 19. Morbecque British Cemetery. (WO 71/648)
  • Private Stead, Frederick; 3/10390. 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment), executed for desertion, 12/02/1917, aged 20. Plot II. C. 1. Suzanne Military Cemetery No.3. (WO 71/546)
  • Private Stedman, Joseph; 88378. Machine Gun Corps, Executed on 05/09/1917 for desertion, age 25. Plot II. F. 41. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. Son of Henry Patrick and Sarah Stedman, of Liverpool. (WO 71/589)
  • Private Stevenson, David; G/52128.13th Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 18/07/1918, Age: 23. Plot 5. G. 1. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension. Born 1896, Liverpool - mother Sarah of Kilmarnock (WO 71/652)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/8e/e1/d9/e7/5344483e7298a58c/_thistle_100_original.jpg?hash=cdb8cc5dfccdc93122559b76824b8fae5cfa82bfe3c72ac5c018647daa26570b.1665125999 Private Stevenson, Richard; 1/4th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 25/10/1916, Plot II. H. 9. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/511)
  • Private Stewart, Stanley; 6730. 2nd Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers, executed for desertion 29/08/1917, aged 21. Row G. 66. Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery. Son of Mrs. Sarah Stewart, of 12, Bentick St., Kilmarnock. Born at Liverpool. (WO 71/579)
  • Lance Sergeant Stones J William; 19/647. 19th Bn. Durham Light Infantry, executed for casting away his arms 18/01/1917. Row D. 1. St. Pol Communal Cemetery Extension. 25 - Husband of Elizabeth Edith Jones (formerly Stones), of 85, Wheatbottom, Crook, Co. Durham. (Lizzie) (WO 71/535)
  • Private Swain, John; 39463. 5th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 11/08/1918, row A. 21. (Ext) Montigny Communal Cemetery (Somme). (WO 71/662)
  • Driver Swaine, James W; 54th Battery, 39th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery, executed for desertion 09/06/1916, row B. 6. Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/474)
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  • Private Tanner, Edward; 59198. 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment, executed for desertion 27/10/1914, aged 33. Panel 33 and 34. Le Touret Memorial. (WO 71/389)
  • Private Taylor John; 27555. 15th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, executed for desertion, 27/01/1917. Plot 2. A. 15. Bertrancourt Military Cemetery. Husband of Gertrude Taylor, of 24, Mount St., Hulme, Manchester. (WO 71/610)
  • Private Taylor, John; 8793. 2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, executed for desertion 06/11/1917. Plot VII. A. 11. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery. (WO 71/533)
  • Private Taysum, Norman Henry; S/15954. 9th Bn. The Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) executed for desertion 16/10/1917, aged 25. Plot II. C. 16. St. Nicolas British Cemetery. Son of Henry Alfred and Mary Ann Taysum, of 25, Rosyth Old Village, nr. Edinburgh. (WO 71/602)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Rifleman Templeton, James; 15/890. 15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles, executed for desertion 19/03/1916. Mailly-Maillet Communal Cemetery Extension. Son of Mr. Templeton, of 12, Enfield St., Belfast. Row C. 20. (WO 71/454)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/65/50/10/7c/5344483e729ed2eb/dragon_head_original.jpg?hash=d406d3015bb7849954b8de14625a35f4f63b4185b9d228195407f2c4738e998d.1665125999 Private Thomas, John; 12727. Welsh Regiment, 2nd Bn. Executed 20/05/1916 for desertion aged 44. I.D. 20 Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery Extension, Maxingarbe. Welsh (WO 71/468)
  • Private Thompson, Alfred Dennis; 7625 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, executed for desertion 26/07/1915, aged 25. Plot II. A. 8. Aeroplane Cemetery Ieper, Belgium. Son of Mrs. Martha Thompson, of 2 Bk, 24 Florence St., Holloway Head, Birmingham. (WO 71/425)
  • Private Thompson, William Landreth; G/7547. 6th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), executed for desertion 22/04/1916. Row B. 4. Labourse Communal Cemetery. (WO 71/460-)
  • Private Tite, Reginald Thomas; 13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment, 25/11/1916, Plot II. F. 9. (C) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery (WO 71/527)
  • Private Tongue, James (Joseph); 11850. 1st Bn. King's (Liverpool Regiment), executed for desertion 08/01/1917, N.E. Corner. Agenvillers Churchyard, France. (WO 71/536)
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  • Private Turner, Frederick; 266120; 6th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, executed for desertion 23/10/17, aged 31. Enclosure No.4. Plot IV. A. 18. Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. Son of William and Mary Turner, of 62, First St., Bensham, Gateshead. (WO 71/606)
  • Private Turpie, William J; 7171. 2nd Bn. East Surrey Regiment, executed for desertion 01/07/1915, aged 24. Plot II. C. 24. White House Cemetery, St.Jean-les-Ypres. (WO 71/421)

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  • Sergeant Wall, John Thomas; 3rd Bn. Worcestershire Regiment, 06/09/1917, Plot II. F. 42. (D) Poperinghe New Military Cemetery. See Sergeant J. T. Wall of Bockleton, near Tenbury for more about this man (WO 71/582)
  • Lance Sergeant Walton, William; 7552. 2nd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for desertion 23/03/1915. Plot I. A. 68 Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. (WO 71/406)
  • Labourer Wan, Fa Yu; 884. Chinese Labour Corps, executed for murder 15/02/1919. Plot S. 1. E. 2. St. Sever Cemetery Extension. (WO 71/676)
  • Labourer Wang, Chin Chih (Ch'un Ch'ih). Chinese Labour Corps, executed for murder, 08/05/1919, Plot II. O. 54. Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery (WO 71/680)
  • Labourer Wang, En J(Y)ung (En Jung Wung); Chinese Labour Corps, 29th Company. Executed for murder on 26/06/1918. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (WO/71/654)
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  • Private Watts, Thomas W; 14813. 7th Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 30/08/1917, aged 21. Row E. 32. Ste. Catherine British Cemetery Son of Robert Watts, of 135, Lewis St., Middle Rainton, Co. Durham. Native of Houghton-le-Spring, Co. Durham. (WO 71/581)
  • Private Watts, William; 1st Bn Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, executed for desertion 05/05/1916, plot I. H. 39. Maroc British Cemetery. (WO 71/463)
  • Private Webb, Henry J; 11046. 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed for desertion 31/10/1917 Lederzeele Churchyard. (WO 71/615)
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  • Private Westwood, Arthur H; 11661. 8th Bn. East Surrey Regiment, he was executed for desertion on 23/11/1917, aged 20. Son of William and Ellen Westwood, of 27A, Leagrave Rd., Fulham, London. Plot II. B. 13. Bleuet Farm Cemetery. (WO 71/625)
  • Lance Sergeant Wickings, A; 3019. 9th Bn. Rifle Brigade, executed for murder 07/03/1918. Division 62. 1. K. 3. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre (WO 71/636)
  • Private Wild, Arthur; 18/356. 18th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment, executed for desertion 05/09/1916. Plot 5. F. 6. Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery. (WO 71/496)
  • Private Williams, Harry; 393923. 1/9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers (Queen Victoria's Rifles), executed for desertion 28/12/1917. Plot II. F. 4. Roclincourt Military Cemetery Son of Mrs. Isabella Hitchcock, of 122, Colville Road, Acton, London. (WO 71/627)
  • Gunner Wills, Frank O; 253617. 50th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery, executed for murder 27/05/1919. Division 64. 6. E. 5. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre. (WO 71/682)
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  • Corporal Wilton, Jesse; 23972. 15th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), executed on 17/8/1916, aged 40, for quitting his post. Plot II. K. 11. Bray Military Cemetery Husband of Annie Elizabeth Wilton, of 17, Brooking Dunsaille, Doncaster, Yorks. (WO 71/489)
  • //media.geni.com/p13/26/eb/53/f3/5344483e7298a58b/_shamrock_100_original.jpg?hash=132bae3bffca1f40df6bbfd90a1d701bd674adf5b826b56cf090655c3818ad51.1665125999 Private Wishard (or Wishart), J; Omagh. 7th Bn. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, executed for desertion 15/06/1917. Special memorial - Merris Chyd. 51, originally buried in Merris Churchyard, his grave is now lost. Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery. (WO 71/563)
  • Rifleman Woodhouse, John; R/15325. 12th King's Royal Rifle Corps, executed for desertion on 04/10/1917. Plot VIII. C. 23. H.A.C Cemetery. Husband of Amy Woodhouse, of 30, Wellington St., Winson Green, Birmingham. (WO 71/597)
  • Private Worsley, Ernest; 2nd Bn. Middlesex Regiment, executed for desertion 22/10/1917. Plot 1. F. 3. Pont-d'Achelles Military Cemetery. (WO 71/605)
  • Private Wright, Frederick; 6778. 1st Bn. Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment), executed for desertion, 28/01/1917. Plot I. C. 7. Suzanne Military Cemetery No.3. Mrs. Ellen Wright, of 249, East Street, Old Kent Road, London. (WO 71/544)
  • Private Wycherley, William; 2064. 2nd Bn. Manchester Regiment, 12/09/17, aged 24. Husband of May Wycherley, of 18, Queen St., Cheetham Hill, Manchester.Plot III . G. 6. - Desertion. Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. (WO 71/591)

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  • Labourer Yang, Chin Shan (Ch'ing Shan Yang); Chinese Labour Corps, 29th Company. Executed on 26/06/1918 for murder. Les Baraques Military Cemetery. (wo 71/654)
  • Rifleman Yeoman, Walter; 474371. 1st/12th Bn. London Regiment (The Rangers), Executed for desertion 03/07/1917, aged 22. Row B. 16. Achicourt Road Cemetery.(WO 71/566)
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  • Private Young Robert. 204232. Worcestershire Regiment, 11th Bn. Grave D. 885 Karasouli Military Cemetery. (WO 71/669)

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