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Steenkerke Blegian Military Cemetery, Belgium

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: Steenkerke Blegian Military Cemetery, Belgium Reply with quote

No. of Identified Casualties: 30

CWGC Information:

The village of Steenkerke is located south of the town of Veurne (formerly Furnes) off the N8 which runs between Veurne and Ieper (Ypres). Driving from Veurne take the first turning left after the motorway which is called Steengracht West. Follow this road into the village and at the first junction turn left into Steenkerkestraat. Then take the first turning right to the church, the cemetery is behind the church. The graves are located in rows A, B and C at the right and side in the centre of the cemetery.

The Belgian Military cemetery contains a plot of 30 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, more than half of them of men of the Royal Garrison Artillery. All but one of the burials date from October and November 1918.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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


Name: WATSON
Initials: H S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: "N" Special Coy.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 14/11/1917
Service No: 169506
Additional information: Son of James and Mrs. Watson, of III, Cowgate, Kirkintilloch. A student at Glasgow University.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 8.
Cemetery: STEENKERKE BELGIAN MILITARY CEMETERY

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

Listed on a Family Grave in Auld Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch, see (Page 8 )
http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/viewtopic.php?t=516&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=auld+aisle&start=105

Listed on Glasgow University Roll of Honour, see: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/ww1-biography/?id=3055
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