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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:31 am    Post subject: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium Reply with quote

No. of Identified Casualties: 10754

CWGC Information:

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 Kms west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans-Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 Kms along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.

During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the Commonwealth forces. From April to August 1918, the casualty clearing stations fell back before the German advance and field ambulances (including a French ambulance) took their places. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified. There are 883 war graves of other nationalities, mostly French and German, 11 of these are unidentified. There is 1 Non World War burial here. The only concentration burials were 24 added to Plot XXXI in 1920 from isolated positions near Poperinghe and 17 added to Plot XXXII from St. Denijs Churchyard in 1981. Eight of the headstones are Special Memorials to men known to be buried in this cemetery, these are located together alongside Plot 32 near the Stone of Remembrance. The cemetery, designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield, is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: BAXTER
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/08/1917
Service No: S/40520
Additional information: Son of John and Agnes Baxter, of 17, Leadgate, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XVIII. D. 8A.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

Listed on Kirkintilloch Civic Memorial, see: http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=119&highlight=kirkintilloch&mforum=warmemscot
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: BOLTON, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 16/12/1915
Service No: 1464
Additional information: Son of Andrew and Sarah Gemmell Bolton, of "Heathbank," Heath Avenue. Lenzie, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 21.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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

Listed on Family Grave in Campsie Cemetery, Lennoxtown, see (Page 2):
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: BUCHANAN, ARCHIBALD URE
Initials: A U
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 27/09/1915
Additional information: Son of Robert and Lizzie Buchanan, of Clarinnis, Olton, Acocks Green, Birmingham. Native of Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 25.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
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Name: FRASER, WILLIAM STEWART
Initials: W S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers
Unit Text: 26th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 26/02/1917
Service No: B/19871
Additional information: Son of James and Margaret Fraser, of Thistle Bank, Kirkintilloch, Dumbartonshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. B. 6A.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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

Listed on Family Grave in Auld Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch (Page 4), see:
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Name: HENDERSON
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 56th Coy.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/08/1915
Service No: 32903
Additional information: Son of Jane Henderson, of 121, North John St., Glasgow and the late Daniel Henderson.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 5.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Name: KIRKPATRICK, JOHN CRICHTON
Initials: J C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Royal Flying Corps
Unit Text: 20th Sqdn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 10/12/1917
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kirkpatrick, of "Bellfield," Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXVII. DD. 2.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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

Listed on Family Grave in Auld Aisle Cemetery, Kirkintilloch, see (Page 5):
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Name: LAING
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Age: 32
Date of Death: 16/10/1918
Service No: 41772
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Laing, of 32, Freeland Place, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXX. F. 9.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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Name: SMITH, BURNS CRAWFORD
Initials: B C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 31/10/1917
Additional information: Husband of Alice Gertrude Smith, of Sherwood, Lenzie, Glasgow.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXI. AA. 15.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lijssenthoek Cemetery





The entrance to the cemetery has an ingenious timeline ‘wall’ of 1392 metal poles that have been erected along the length of the cemetery's frontage.
Each pole represents a day in the history of the Clearing Hospital and each pole bears a certain number of slots - it was the intention that when the sun shone on the poles, a graph appeared on the pavement.
(As can be seen from the photo a hedge has now been planted on the other side of the "wall".)
Each slot represents a death occurring at the Clearing Hospital on that day and, thus, a burial in the cemetery.
A very moving experience before you even enter the cemetery.
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ALLAN, JOHN
Rank: Private
Service No: S/11456
Date of Death: 01/08/1917
Age: 29
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders 7th Bn.
Grave Reference: XVI. J. 2A.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of John and Robina Allan, of 5, Merchiston Grove. Edinburgh.
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ASQUITH, ARNOLD SENIOR
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Date of Death: 02/10/1918
Age: 25
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 17th Bn.
Grave Reference: XXIII. B. 25.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Charles Edward and Louisa Asquith, of 41, Paton St., Alloa, Clackmannanshire. Native of Dewsbury, Yorks.
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BAILEY, JOSEPH RICHARD
Rank: Private
Service No: 330432
Date of Death: 23/07/1917
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 1st/8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XVI. E. 11.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of Catherine Bailey, of 15, Graham St., Leith.
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BAILLIE, WILLIAM
Rank: Private
Service No: 325518
Date of Death: 30/07/1917
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: XVI. K. 14A.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Husband of E. Falconer (formerly Baillie), of 190, New St., Musselburgh, Edinburgh.
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BEATY-POWNALL, GEORGE ERNEST
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
Date of Death: 10/10/1918
Age: 41
Regiment/Service: Border Regiment 2nd Bn. attd. 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers
Awards: D S O
Grave Reference: XXX. B. 14.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information: Son of Lt. Col. G. A. Beaty-Pownall and Susan Beaty-Pownall. His brother Thomas also fell.
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