Private ALBERT CARLILL 31006 1st/4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment died on Monday 4 November (one week before Armistice), age 19. Son of William and Charlotte Carlill, of Welton Rd., Brough, Yorks.
Private Carlill’s 55th (West Lancashire) Division did not arrive in Belgium until November 1918. He died as a prisoner of war and originally was buried in Louvain Communal Cemetery, presumably near or among German graves.
Because presumably his grave later could not be located in the cemetery, he was commemorated on a special memorial behind the Cross of Sacrifice at Cement House Cemetery (Langemark).
When the Kameradengrab (mass grave) was laid out at the German military cemetery in 1956-1958, the remains of the German soldiers and also of Private Carlill were removed and interred in the mass grave in Langemark.
His name is in the register list: “Carhil Albert + 4.11.1918 – 1/4 Royal North Lancash. Rgt. K.-Grab” and on the bronze panel 10 (left side of the Kameradengrab). Both the name (Carhil instead of Carlill) and his unit (Royal North Lancash. Rgt. Instead of Loyal North Lancash. Rgt.) are spelled incorrectly; his date of death is correct.
This makes Private Carlill/Carhil probably one of the few war victims commemorated both in a British and a German military cemetery:
CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY Grave : Kipling Memorial
GERMAN MILITARY CEMETERY LANGEMARK: Panel 10