Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium

Location:  Near Boesinghe, Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Visited:   April 2004 (see Notes) "Cheltonians" buried in the Cemetery:   2

"Cheltonians" buried in this Cemetery

Lieutenant Gerald Forman GROGAN, 183rd Tunnelling Company Royal Engineers, is buried in Plot V, Row C, Grave 44.   He was killed in action near Boesinghe on 8th January 1918, aged 33.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the Cheltenham College Roll of Honour.

His parents, Brigadier General E G Grogan and Mrs Ida Mary Georgina Grogan, resided at Huntley Lodge, Montpellier Grove, Cheltenham and later at Torrevagh, St Andrews, Scotland.   

Lieutenant Gerald Forman Grogan

Royal Engineers

1884 - 1918

Pte Sydney George VALLENDER, 15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles, is buried in Plot I, Row D, Grave 16.   He was killed in action near Boezinghe on 17th April 1918, aged 29.

He is commemorated on the Cheltenham War Memorial and on the St Paul's Church War Memorial.

He left a widow Mrs Florence Vallender, who resided at 49 Marle Hill Parade, Cheltenham.

Pte Sydney George Vallender

15th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles

1889 - 1918


1.   Thanks to Mr Aurel Sercu who took these photos in April 2004 and allowed their use here.


Page last updated: 27th July 2013

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