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Vlemertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:49 pm    Post subject: Vlemertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium Reply with quote

No. of Identified Casualties: 1807

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Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery is located 5 Kms west of Ieper town centre and to the south of the village of Vlamertinge (Vlamertinge is the modern spelling of Vlamertinghe). Vlamertinge is located along the Poperingseweg. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then straight over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. The cemetery is located after turning left in the village of Vlamertinge onto the Hugo Verriestraat. This road crosses a railway and the main road N38, where the name of the street changes to Bellestraat. The cemetery lies 200 metres on the left hand side of the Bellestraat, after crossing the N38.

For much of the First World War, Vlamertinghe (now Vlamertinge) was just outside the normal range of German shell fire and the village was used both by artillery units and field ambulances. Burials were made in the original Military Cemetery until June 1917, when the New Military Cemetery was begun in anticipation of the Allied offensive launched on this part of the front in July. Although the cemetery continued in use until October 1918, most of the burials are from July to December 1917. The cemetery now contains 1,813 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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



Name: GLEN
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 22/09/1918
Service No: 21965
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVI. H. 12.
Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

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