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  • 71065 Private Lance Veres was killed in action on 28 July 1917 near Ypres. He is buried in grave C.1 at, La Belle Alliance Cemetery. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse
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Abertilly Monmouthshire
Lance Veres was born in 1896 at Abertilly and was the son of Walter a coal miner hewer and Gertrude Veres née Hooper of 8 George Street, Hucknall. His father Walter was born in 1875 at Hucknall and his mother Ethel Gertrude Hooper was born in 1877 at Abertilly they were married in 1895 their marriage was recorded in the Bedwelty registration district, they went on to have 8 children, sadly two died in infancy or early childhood their surviving children were Lance b1896,Cicely b1897, Percy b1900, John Willie b1903, George b1906 and Dorothy Veres b1910 all apart from Lance were born in Hucknall. In the 1911 census the family were living at 8 George Street Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire and were shown as Walter 36 yrs a coal miner hewer, he is living with his wife Gertrude 34 yrs and their children, Lance 15 yrs a coal miner pony driver, Cicely 14 yrs a house keeper, Percy 11 yrs a scholar, John William 8 yrs a scholar George 5 yrs and Dorothy 11 months old.
He was a colliery pony lad
28 Jul 1917
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451797 - CWGC Website
71065
Private
9th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
71065 Private Lance Veres enlisted at Kimberley whilst residing at Hucknall and entered theatre on 2 March 1915 (France) with 1/8th Battalion TF (1726). It is possible he came to the end of his TF time and re-engaged, serving in the 9th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment). The battalion was responsible for holding a brigade front line area and the pressure was intense. The losses for July were particularly high and Lance was killed during a period of enemy shelling of the canal bank and reserve areas including La Belle Alliance farm. Lance was buried in La Belle Alliance Cemetery, grave C.1.
Lance Veres' headstone has two names on it. This is because men were buried shoulder to shoulder and after the war there was not enough room for a headstone per man in this cemetery. Military Research John Morse
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  • 71065 Private Lance Veres was killed in action on 28 July 1917 near Ypres. He is buried in grave C.1 at, La Belle Alliance Cemetery. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse
    Lance Veres Grave - 71065 Private Lance Veres was killed in action on 28 July 1917 near Ypres. He is buried in grave C.1 at, La Belle Alliance Cemetery. Visited, wreath laid, photo taken by John Morse