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Cemetery Details

Location Helleketelweg, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) - Flanders, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.85095, E2.69701
Description

Location Information
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.

History Information
The cemetery was begun and used by the 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations when they moved to Poperinghe (now Poperinge), from Brandhoek and Lijssenthoek respectively, in September 1917. Nearly all the burials in Plots I to IX came from these Casualty Clearing Stations, whilst they operated in this area during the 1917 Battle of Ypres, up until December 1917. Plots X, XI, XIII, XIV and XV cover the dates between the beginning of March, 1918 and the 12th October, 1918, the period of the German offensive in Flanders, the British counter attacks and the final advance of August-September. The burials in these cases were carried out almost entirely by fighting units. The cemetery contains 1,556 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 37 German war graves from this period. There are also 22 Second World War burials in the cemetery, all dating from the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in 1940.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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BURTON, Archibald Trenery

Service number 149
Lance Corporal
12th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1

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ARNHEIM, Leslie Roy

Service number 12692
Private
1st Field Ambulance
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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SMITH, Edgar

Service number 876
Private
36th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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LAMBERT, Urban Lewis

Service number 411
Private
42nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1889

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SLEEP, Charles Edgar

Service number 488
Private
10th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1

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HAWKES, Charles Henry Wigmore

Service number 2122
Private
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Feb 1895

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CHEVERTON, Sidney Gordon

Service number 1897
Private
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1897

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STEPHENS, Leslie Rossant

Service number 380
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Jan 1898

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