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Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:05 pm    Post subject: Bleuet Farm Cemetery, Belgium Reply with quote

No. of Identified Casualties: 451

CWGC Information:

The cemetery is located to the north west of the town of Ieper near a village called Elverdinge, this is on the N8 road between Ieper and Veurne, 3 kilometres from Ieper. Driving into the village from Ieper go to the traffic lights and turn right, this street is called Steenstraat, and after 50 metres follow the street to the right, called Boezingsestraat. The cemetery is 500 metres along this street on the left hand side.

Bleuet Farm was used as a dressing station during 1917 Allied offensive on this front. The cemetery was begun in a corner of the farm and was in use from June to December 1917, though a few of the burials are of later date. Two graves were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice from isolated positions close by. There are now 442 First World War burials in the cemetery and nine from the Second World War, all dating from the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in May 1940. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Photograph kindly supplied by War Graves Project Member 'Boyentrant'.



Name: LAIDLAW, JAMES CLELLAND
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Unit Text: 3rd Bn.
Secondary Regiment: Border Regiment
Secondary Unit Text: attd. 4th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 06/11/1917
Additional information: Son of James and M. A. Laidlaw, of Glasgow and Dalveen, Lenzie, Lanarkshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 5.
Cemetery: BLEUET FARM CEMETERY
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