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9 October 2018

Alfred Maltravers Herapath, born on 24 August 1887, was the son of Maj. and Mrs. E. L. Herapath, of Homebush, Burnham, Somerset.  He attended Harper Adams Agricultural College from 9 October to 21 December 1905.

He died on 01 July 1916 age 28 at the Somme, and is remembered with honour at the Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps. His grave is located in Plot 4, Row S, Grave 10. 

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/524853/HERAPATH,%20ALFRED%20MALTRAVERS

 

A photo may be seen here http://www.captureburnham.co.uk/herapath-alfred-maltravers

This website also lists his brother Norman Finnis Herapath, who died on 11 April 1917, age 22

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/786270/HERAPATH,%20NORMAN%20FINNIS

 

Colincamps and "Euston", a road junction a little east of the village, were within the Allied lines before the Somme offensive of July 1916. 

The cemetery is particularly associated with three dates and engagements, including the unsuccessful attack on Serre on 1 July 1916, the date on which Lieutenant Herapath died.  

The cemetery now contains 1,293 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War of which 170 of the burials are unidentified.

https://www.cwgc.org/find-a-cemetery/cemetery/58400/euston-road-cemetery,-colincamps/

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