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Cemetery Details

Location Ieper (Ypres), Provincie West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) - Flanders, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.83928, E2.86147
Description

This cemetery occupies a site at a road junction where three batteries of Belgian artillery were positioned in 1915. The cemetery was begun by the British 8th Division in June 1917 after the Battle of Messines (although one grave in Plot III, Row A, predates this) and it was used until October 1918, largely for burials from a dressing station in a cottage near by. Almost half of the graves are of casualties who belonged, or were attached, to artillery units.

There are now 573 First World War casualties buried or commemorated in this cemetery. Seven of the burials are unidentified and special memorials commemorate three casualties known to have been buried in the cemetery, but whose graves could not be located.  There are 97 Australian burials in this cemetery

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Names

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JACKSON, George Henry

Service number 3207A
Private
1st Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1

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NETTLE, Alfred Wiley

Service number 952
Private
20th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 24 Jan 1891

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MAGUIRE, Virgil

Service number 13630
Private
6th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 6 Mar 1894

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OBORN, Elder Harrah

Service number 31596
Driver
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 12 Apr 1894

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HEWISH, Ernest Duncan

Service number 8282
Private
6th Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1897

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WRIGHT, Frederick William Norman

Service number 3463
Corporal
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1886

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FARRELL, James Roger

Service number 8422
Gunner
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 30 Aug 1884

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SANDERS, Reginald John

Service number 2463
Private
1st Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1893

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