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, Aubrey Rowe

Service number 4460
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 14 Apr 1885

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INGLIS, Francis James

Service number 6286
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Oct 1879

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WILKINSON, Frederick Stephen

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

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HILL, Alfred Thomas

Service number 500
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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SCOTT, Cleve James

Service number 998
Lieutenant
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 4 Oct 1896

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SMITH, Arthur Johnson

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

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HOLDING, Henry James

Service number 699
Lance Corporal
9th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Dec 1893

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MACKERETH, Sydney Roy

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

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