Wars Last Goodbyes
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St Bartholomew Coaley

Inscription

Sacred to the cherished and proud memory of

Graham Elton Merrett aged 22 years who gave

His life at the Battle of Givenchy May 26th 1915

Faithful unto Death

NB This sits below a wonderful stained glass window

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St Bartholomew Coaley

Gloucestershire

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Graham Elton

Merrett

9th July 1892

Coaley, Gloucestershire

26th May 1915

Killed in action in the capture of a German trench at Givenchy which though initially successful led to the battalion being hit by enfilade fire from both side by machine guns and from high explosives - 499 casualties was the cost including Graham whose body was lost

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1st/23rd Battalion London Regiment

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