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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery Reply with quote

Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery




Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery is located 10.5 Kms west of Ieper town centre, in the town of Poperinghe itself. From Ieper, Poperinghe is reached via N308. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly 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 the town of Poperinghe the left hand turning from the N308 leads onto the R33 Poperinghe ring road. 1 Km along the N33 lies the right hand turning onto Deken De Bolan. The cemetery is located 200 metres from the ring road level with the junction with Polenlaan, on the right hand side of the road.
The town of Poperinghe was of great importance during the First World War because, although occasionally bombed or bombarded at long range, it was the nearest place to Ypres (now Ieper) which was both considerable in size and reasonably safe. It was at first a centre for Casualty Clearing Stations, but by 1916 it became necessary to move these units further back and field ambulances took their places. The earliest Commonwealth graves in the town are in the communal cemetery, which was used from October 1914 to March 1915. The Old Military Cemetery was made in the course of the First Battle of Ypres and was closed, so far as Commonwealth burials are concerned, at the beginning of May 1915. The New Military Cemetery was established in June 1915. The Old Military Cemetery contains 450 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 24 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties known or believed to be buried among them. The graves of about 800 French and Belgian soldiers and nearly 500 civilians were removed from the cemetery after the Armistice. For the most part, the civilians died in an epidemic of typhoid at the end of 1914, and were buried from an emergency hospital housed in a neighbouring chateau. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield. No. of Identified Casualties: 429
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Name: ALLAN, NICHOLAS
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 46
Date of Death: 20/04/1915
Service No: 7558
Additional information: Son of William and Hellen Allan, of Birgham, Coldstream, Berwickshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. N. 24.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

Name: McGRADY, DUNCAN
Initials: D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 17/04/1915
Service No: 112
Additional Information: Place of birth Barony, Lanarkshire (SNWM).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. N. 25.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: BEATON, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 15/04/1915
Service No: S/2736
Additional Information: Place of birth Barrhead, Renfrewshire (SNWM).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. N. 28.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: BROWN, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 21/04/1915
Service No: 9512
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Jessie MacKay, of 122, Frederick Crescent, Port Ellen, Islay.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. M. 16.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: BUNYAN, GEORGE
Initials: G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 05/11/1914
Service No: 8601
Additional Information: Place of birth Luton, Bedford (SNWM).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 38.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

Name: REILLY, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 04/11/1914
Service No: 2009
Additional Information: Place of birth Dundee (SNWM).
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 39.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: CARTER, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Scots Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 09/11/1914
Service No: 8020
Additional information: Brother of Mrs. Jessie Hutton, of 25, Eyre Place, Edinburgh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 58.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

Name: CHECKLEY
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 10/11/1914
Service No: 7681
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 59.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: DRUMMOND
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 13/11/1914
Service No: 7689
Additional information: Son of James and Mary Drummond; husband of Bridget Drummond, of Broomhouse, Corstorphine, Midlothian.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. L. 62.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: DUNCAN, JAMES
Initials: J A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Highland Light Infantry
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 16/11/1914
Service No: 4650
Additional Information: Place of birth, Paisley (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 6.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: DUNN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 20/04/1915
Service No: 7083
Additional Information: Place of birth, Leith (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. N. 16.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.


Name: McGUIRE, JAMES GOULD
Initials: J G
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own Scottish Borderers
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 20/04/1915
Service No: 11423
Additional Information: Place of birth, Berwick (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. N. 17.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: ELRICK, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 19/11/1914
Service No: 834
Additional Information: Place of birth, Old Deer Aberdeenshire (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 29.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.

Name: SKINNER, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Bedfordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 33
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Service No: 7498
Additional information: Son of Festus and Elizabeth Skinner, of 13 Railway Terrace, Caerwys Station Post Office, Afonwen, Flintshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 30.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: FORSYTH, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 18/11/1914
Service No: S/6358
Additional Information: Place of birth, Forgue Aberdeenshire (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 19.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: FORSYTH, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 20/11/1914
Service No: 817
Additional information: Son of John Forsyth, of Hillfoot, Cortes, Lonmay, Aberdeenshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. M. 27.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: FRASER, ALEXANDER
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Service No: 8748
Additional Information: Place of birth, Linlithgow (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. K. 21.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: GALBRAITH, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Cameron Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Date of Death: 23/04/1915
Service No: 7712
Additional Information: Place of birth, Edinburgh (SNWM)
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. K. 11.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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Name: GLASS, JAMES FRASER
Initials: J F
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment/Service: Seaforth Highlanders
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 26/04/1915
Additional information: Son of J. G. H. Glass, Esq., C.I.E.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. M. 55.
Cemetery: POPERINGHE OLD MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
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