Memorial Register, Africa, The War Graves of The British Empire, Names of those Buried or Commemorated in the Gold Coast and in French Togoland

SEKONDI (SHAM A ROAD) EUROPEAN CEMETERY in the Western Province of the Colony belongs to the Government. It lies between the road and the sea. ECCLES A.B. (Sinn. Gunner) John Mersey L/1031. R.N .V.R . II.M.S. ‘“President,” R.N. Div. 9th Feb. 1919. Age 24. Son of John and Annie Eccles of Spring Vale, Lytham Rd. Freckleton Kirkham Lancs. 128. IIORNBY Lt. Col. C. G.O .B.E. M.C. East Lancashire Regt. and Gold Coast Regt. 30th Dec. 1918.127. TOGO. THE conquest o f Togoland began on the 7th August 1914 when a detachmcnt o f the Gold Coast Regiment landed at Lome. It was carried outwith French co-operation from the North. It involved fighting at Agbeluvoe on the I5 th -i6 th August and at K hra (or Chra) on the 22nd-23rd Aug u stand it ended with the surrender o f the German forces on the 26th August at Am uchu near Kam ina. C H VAR ILL AGE CEMETERY is near Atakpam e in the French Mandated Territory. Here arc buried one British and one French officer and 14 French native soldiers all o f whom fell on the 22nd August 1914. THOMPSON Lt. George Masterman Croix de Guerre with Palms (France). 1st Bn. Royal Scots and Gold Coast Regt. 22nd Aug. 1914. Age 24. Son of Col. George William Thompson Commanding Royal Scots and Mrs. G. W. Thompson of Beechwood Burley Hants. The first British Officer killed inaction in the war. A special French Army Order was published on 20th Oct. commending his gallantry and the fine example he gave to the French soldiers temporarily under his com­mand. 8
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