Date of Death:
Text on stone:
The Welch Regiment 1/5th Bn.
II. D. 02.
Greater love hath no man than this.
That a man lay down his life for his friends
Son of William and Ellen Mary Probert.
Died of wounds in the fieldhospital in the village of Meerveldhoven. Initially buried there.
My original letter to you mentioned that my Grandmother Ellen Probert and Grandfather William lived in Cwm, Ebbw Vale, in the County of Monmouthshire. My Grandfather was a Colliery Examiner, who ensured that the pits were safe for the miners to enter. My mother Clarice Cowdrey was the eldest daughter of William’s second marriage, she had two sisters – Mona and Joyce and three brothers, the elder brother Rufus, then John and finally Graham. Both Rufus and John were in the Army. Refus survived the war.
Initial gravesite at Meerveldhoven.