Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. 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. There is also a section with 35 graves for workers of the Chinese Labour Corps who died in the area of Ypres and Poperinge during and just after the First World War. 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. ght 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.

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    British Army 2624 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

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    British Army S/3439 Private Gordon Highlanders

    British Army S/3439 Lance Corporal Gordon Highlanders 1st Battalion

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    Born 1895

    Died 1917

    British Army 1427 Private London Regiment

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    British Army Captain 3rd Divisional Ammunition Park

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    British Army 93167 Private Durham Light Infantry 19th Battalion

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    Other Empire Force 11773 Private Jamaica War Contingent

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    British Army S/10264 Private Gordon Highlanders 9th battalion

    British Army S/10264 Private Gordon Highlanders 9th Battalion

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    British Army 3696 Private British West Indies Regiment 3rd Battalion

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    Born 1898

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    British Army 373518 Rifleman London Regiment 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)

    British Army 6613 Rifleman London Regiment 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles)

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    British Army G/60588 Private Middlesex Regiment

    British Army 60588 Lance Corporal Middlesex Regiment 23rd Battalion

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    Born 1891

    Died 1917

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    Canadian Expeditionary Force 1305 Lieutenant 29th Canadian Infantry Bn.

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    British Army 11308 Private British West Indies Regiment 8th Battalion

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    British Army 2341 Private East Surrey Regiment 9th Bn.