Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir


ST. OMER, Nord, France

Historical Information: St. Omer was the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force from October 1914 to March 1916. Lord Roberts died there in November 1914. The town was a considerable hospital centre with the 4th, 10th, 7th Canadian, 9th Canadian and New Zealand Stationary Hospitals, the 7th, 58th (Scottish) and 59th (Northern) General Hospitals, and the 17th, 18th and 1st and 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations all stationed there at some time during the war. St. Omer suffered air raids in November 1917 and May 1918, with serious loss of life. The Commonwealth section of the cemetery contains 2,874 Commonwealth burials of the First World War (6 unidntified), with special memorials commemorating 23 men of the Chinese Labour Corps whose graves could not be exactly located. Second World War burials number 403, (93 unidentified). Within the Commonwealth section there are also 34 non-war burials and 239 war graves of other nationalities. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker. No. of Identified Casualties: 3438

Name Rank & Number Battalion Age Died Grave Ref Cemetery Notes


Herbert PATTENDEN Sjt SD/1429 “A” Coy. 12th Bn. 23 06/07/1916 II. C. 31. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Eastbourne
Enlisted: Eastbourne
Son of Thomas and Mary Pattenden, of 52, Longstone Rd., Eastbourne.

Ernest James SCOTT Sjt SD/1910 12th Bn. 11/07/1916 II. C. 39. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Regent’s Park, Middx
Enlisted: Hastings

Samuel Howard COOMBS L/Cpl SD/2654 13th Bn. 12/07/1916 II. C. 39. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Dulwich, Surrey
Enlisted: Eastbourne
Son of Samuel and Sarah Mary Coombs, of 163, New Park Rd., Streatham Hill, London.

Robert IVERMEE Cpl SD/3375 13th Bn. 28 14/07/1916 II. C. 40. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Kilburn, Middx
Enlisted: Brighton
Husband of Alice D. Lacey (formerly Ivermee), of 7, Brighton Place, Brighton.

Cecil Alexander John Alfred MONCUR Pte SD/2236 12th Bn. 22 04/07/1916 II. C. 23. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Bournemouth
Enlisted: Brighton
Only son of Mrs. A. Moncur, of 1, Hampton Terrace, Brighton, and the late Capt. Alfred Brown Moncur. Native of Bournemouth. Author of “The Charge,” “When the Fleet Pass By,” and “The Old Brier Pipe.”.

Frederick OSBORNE Pte SD/3643 13th Bn. 34 14/07/1916 II. C. 41. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Staplecross, Sussex
Enlisted: Hastings
Son of Anthony and Matilda Osborne, of Ewhurst, Sussex; husband of Alice Osborne, of Old Coast Guard Cottages, Pett Level, Hastings.

Edwin Benjamin PHIPPS Pte SD/1434 12th Bn. 18 03/07/1916 II. C. 25. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Iden, Sussex
Enlisted: Hastings

Son of Benjamin and Annie L. Phipps, of Bowlers Town, Playden, Rye, Sussex. Native of Beckley, Rye.

Albert Bert REEVES Pte SD/2386 12th Bn. 03/07/1916 II. C. 22. LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR CEMETERY

Born: Brighton
Enlisted: Brighton