G A Bougourd


The photograph showing Ada tending G A Bougourd's grave at Seranvillers led us to Honnechy British Cemetery.

From the CWGC: "SERANVILLERS GERMAN CEMETERY No. 1, at the West end of the village contained the graves of 200 German soldiers, three from the United Kingdom and one of the Royal Guernsey Light Infantry."

These were all re-interred at Honnechy in 1922-23.

Ada's photograph had her inscription on the back that read "M G Bougourd". Finding no record of M G, careful cleaning showed that she probably wrote "M. G Bougourd". As he was known to her, and somewhat older, she may have used the formal "M." or "Mr."

We may well have discovered his grave, now listed as "A Soldier of The Great War". His name is carved on the Cambrai Memorial.

G A Bougourd Cambrai Memorial
St. Sampsons Church, Guernsey
Cambrai Memorial

St. Sampson's Parish Church, Guernsey.

G A Bougourd's name is also on this panel