Toronto Avenue Cemetery, Ploegsteert Wood Belgium Back to Search

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Cemetery Details

Location Ploegsteert, Hainaut - Wallonia, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.74065, E2.89989
Description

Toronto Avenue, named for the city in Canada, is in a quiet secluded spot in a forest and marks a major Trench of the same name.  Paradoxically, it is the only all-Australian cemetery in Belgium.  It contains the graves of soldiers of the 9th Brigade drawn largely from New South Wales killed in fighting at Messines.  There are 78 burials of which two are unidentified.  There is one South Australian, PTE H.P. McAuliffe of Port Augusta.

 

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HOSWELL, William Young

Service number 5035
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 21 Apr 1897

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CAWKWELL, George Albert

Service number 728
Lance Sergeant
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 16 Jan 1894

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KABLE, George Phillip

Service number 5041
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Dec 1897

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MORRIS, Walter John

Service number 2170
Private
36th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Jun 1890

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BATH, Walter James

Service number 14
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Jun 1888

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MCAULIFFE, Hugh Paul

Service number 1882
Private
36th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Jul 1893

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HALLIDAY, Henry Charles

Service number 2335
Private
33rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Sep 1885

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ANTCLIFF, James Hartley

Service number 2029
Private
36th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Apr 1893

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