Cherry, Percy Herbert b. June 4, 1895 d. March 27, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Drysdale, Australia, he served as a Captain, in the 7th Machine-Gun Company, 26th Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. On March 26, 1917, Captain Cherry's was ordered to capture the village of Lagnicourt, France. They soon were under strong German opposition with many casualties. Captain Cherry organized machine-gun and bombing parties, plus sent back frequent reports of progress to his battalion. When he was wounded later in...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: VIII.C.10.
de France, Judith b. October, 844 d. April, 870 French Royalty. Judith, Princesse de France was born circa 844. She was the daughter of Charles I, Roi de France and Ermentrude d'Orléans. Her first husband was Ćđelwulf, King of Wessex, son of Ecgbeorht, King of Wessex and Redburga. They were married 0n Oct 1 856 at Verberie sur Oise, France. She married Ćthelbald, King of Wessex, son of Ćđelwulf, King of Wessex and Osburga in 858 as her second husband. As a result of her marriages Judith Princesse de France was also known as Queen Judith of...[Read More] (Bio by: Gene Stephan) Abbey Of Saint Bertin, Saint-Omer, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
Dunsire, Robert Anderson b. November 24, 1891 d. January 30, 1916 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He served in the British Army during World War I as a Lance Corporal in the 13th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). He was awarded the Victoria Cross for his bravery during the September 25-October 13, 1915 Battle of Loos, France. His citation for the award reads "For most conspicuous bravery on Hill 70, 26th September 1915, Private Dunsire went out under very heavy fire and rescued a wounded man from between the firing lines. Later, when another man...[Read More] Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Grave 18
Edwards, Sgt. Alexander [memorial] b. November 4, 1885 d. March 24, 1918 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Lossiemouth, Scotland, he served as a Sergeant in the 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. In an attack on July 31, 1917, at Ypres, Belgium, when Sergeant Edwards, located a German machine gun position, he led some men against it, killed all the team and captured the gun. Later, he was wounded in the arm but went on to stalk and kill a sniper, and led his Company on to capture the final objective. For most conspicuous bravery, he was decorated...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Arras Memorial, Bay 8 (No Known Grave)
Frederick of Lorraine b. 1368 d. October 25, 1415 French Nobility. Count of Vaudemont. Also known as Ferry ler de Lorraine. A commander at the Battle of Agincourt (October 25, 1415), he died in action. The son of John I, Duke of Lorraine, Frederick became Count of Vaudemont in 1390 while his older brother, Charles II, succeeded to the dukedom. In 1393 he also became Sire of Joinville through marriage. He was a member of the Burgundian faction and at the height of their political power (1407 to 1413) was an "advisor" to the mad King...[Read More] (Bio by: Robert Edwards) Church of the Cordeliers (Defunct), Hesdin, Departement du Pas-de-Calais, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: Site destroyed in 1553