La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck

Cemetery Details

Location 392 Cuype Straete, Hazebrouck, Nord - Hauts-de-France, France
Co‑ordinates N50.7409, E2.5464
Description

Location Information
La Kreule is a small hamlet 2 kilometres north of Hazebrouck, on the road to St Sylvestre-Cappel and Steenvoorde. Leave Hazebrouck on the D916 heading north. The Cemetery is visible from the roundabout where the D916 crosses the Hazebrouck by-pass. The access road to the cemetery is 100 metres off the roundabout, on the left hand side.

History Information
La Kreule Military Cemetery was opened in April 1918 by the 1st and 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations, which came back from Outtersteene ahead of the German advance, and the 17th, which arrived from Lijssenthoek. These three stations, known collectively as "Ana Jana Siding", were posted to the north of La Kreule, but in the middle of April they withdrew to Blendecques, near St. Omer, and the cemetery was then used by heavy artillery and fighting units. In October 1918, the 17th Casualty Clearing Station returned with the 8th and the 64th and the cemetery was closed at the end of the month. The cemetery contains 576 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 11 German war graves. The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

 

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KOEHNA, Oscar Herman

Service number 7509
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

MACKERETH, Sydney Roy

Service number 7518
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jan 1895

HOCKING, Samuel Roy

Service number 7331
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 3 Dec 1897

LOVETT, Gilbert Thurgate

Service number OFFICER
Captain
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 20 Jun 1890

MCINERNEY, John Morris

Service number 3832
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jun 1888

SCOTT, Cleve James

Service number COMMI...
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Oct 1896

CHANDLER, Edward Charles

Service number 3072
Private
Born 1889

OSWALD, John Lawson

Service number 7533
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 26 Apr 1898

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