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La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Belgium

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject: La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Belgium Reply with quote

No. of Identified Casualties: 50

CWGC Information:


La Belle Alliance Cemetery is 3.5 Kms south of Boezinge and the same distance north-east of Ieper. It stands on the Zwaanhofweg, and is best approached via the N908 Ieper by-pass turning off north at the junction with Briekestraat-Zwaanhofweg is then the first road on the left.

La Belle Alliance Cemetery was made in February and March 1916, by the 10th and 11th King's Royal Rifle Corps, and was used again in July and August 1917. It was originally named from a farmhouse which stood close by. The cemetery contains 60 First World War burials, ten of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by J.R. Truelove.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



Name: DITTY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 24/07/1917
Service No: 275119
Additional information: Son of Frederick and Margaret Ditty, of 101, Barrhill, Twechar, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 3.
Cemetery: LA BELLE ALLIANCE CEMETERY

Listed on Kirkintilloch Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=119&highlight=kirkintilloch&mforum=warmemscot

Listed on Twechar Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=232&highlight=twechar&mforum=warmemscot

Listed on Family Grave in Kilsyth Cemetery, see: (Page 3)
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=511&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=kilsyth+cemetery&start=30
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