La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck Back to Search

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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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DAVIS, Jack

Service number 755
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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MACKERETH, Sydney Roy

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

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SMITH, Arthur Johnson

Service number 3978
Corporal
3rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1893

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WILLIAMS, John Howie

Service number 2258
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WILKINSON, Frederick Stephen

Service number 6840
Private
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 18 May 1896

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HOCKING, Samuel Roy

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

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SULLIVAN, Albert Frederick John

Service number 4937
Lance Corporal
5th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 6 Apr 1900

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EDWARDS, Allan Parish

Service number 4343
Private
2nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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