Friday, March 25, 2011

Rifleman William Stretton - Maramarua Memorial

Rifleman William Stretton was a farmer on the family farm at Waitakaruru.  He enlisted on the 29 May 1915.  He was wounded on the 15 September 1916 the first day of the Battle of Flers-Courcelette. William received gun shot wounds to the thighs and later died on the 21 September 1916 aged 25 years. He is buried in the Etretat Churchyard cemetery near Le Havre.

Etretat Churchyard Cemetery

William Stretton was the eldest son of Walter and Eliza Stretton


  1. Hello

    I'm French living in Normandy. I went to Etretat Cemetery, yesterday, and took photo about William STRETTON's grave.

    Can I send you this photo ?



  2. Yes please do the email address is
    Thank you

    Helen Vail