RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Pictures used with the permission of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
From Tel Aviv, take road number one (Ayalon) south towards Jerusalem. Leave at the exit signposted Lod/Ramleh. This is the exit after Ben Gurion Airport. Proceed along Route 40 for approximately 5 kilometres. At the traffic lights signposted Lod (South) turn right. At the roundabout turn left. The Cemetery entrance is on the left, after 400 metres.
The Cemetery is open from 0600 to 1400 every day. Visits outside of these
hours can be arranged by calling: 00 972 8 9221220.
The cemetery dates from the First World War, when Ramleh (now Ramla) was
occupied by the 1st Australian Light Horse Brigade on 1 November 1917. Field
Ambulances, and later Casualty Clearing Stations, were posted at Ramleh and
Lydda from December 1917 onwards. The cemetery was begun by the medical units,
but some graves were brought in later from the battlefields and from Latron,
Sarona and Wilhema Military and Indian Cemeteries.
Shot at Dawn:
9191 Private J. A. Mitchell, 1st Bn. British West Indies Regiment, executed for murder 22/12/1917. AA. 71.
The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.
Brian Templer Barton
6th Australian Horse
3rd December 1917, aged 28.
Plot B. 43.
Son of Charles Hampden Barton and Annie Barton, of Nanama, Wellington, New South Wales.
Plot DD. 18.
Son of George and Elizabeth Eastley; husband of Fanny Mason (formerly Eastley), of 129, Abel St., Burnley, Lancs.
Plot K. 43.
Enlisted in Burnley
Son of Oliver Exton, of 18, St. Giles St., Padiham husband of Ellen Exton, of 38, Spenser St., Padiham, Lancs.
Royal Army Medical Corps
76th Casualty Clearing Station
2nd December 1918, aged 27.
Plot A. 71.
Son of Thomas and Marianna Hidderley, of 232, Manchester Rd., Burnley.
Sidney William Skull
"B" Coy. 1st/4th Bn. Wiltshire Regt.
10/04/1918, aged 20.
Son of Elijah and Mary Skull, of Bradenstoke, Chippenham, Wilts.
Sid was serving alongside his brother Bert, who was present when he was shot.
Picture courtesy of great niece, Caroline Gibson
S. G. Toomer
Railway Operating Div.
8th October 1918.
Plot CC. 2.