St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium

St. Symphorien Military Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. The cemetery at St. Symphorien was established by the German Army during the First World War as a final resting place for British and German soldiers killed at the Battle of Mons. The cemetery remained in German hands until the end of the war, and afterwards came under the care of the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission. It also contains the graves of Commonwealth and German soldiers who died in the final days of the conflict, including George Ellison of the Royal Irish Lancers and George Price of the Canadian Infantry. Ellison and Price were killed on 11 November 1918, and are believed to be the last Commonwealth combat casualties of the war in Europe. There are 229 Commonwealth and 284 German servicemen buried or commemorated at St Symphorien, of whom 105 remain unidentified.

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    Born 1889

    Died 1914

    British Army Second Lieutenant Royal Engineers 56th Company

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    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 5636 Private Royal Scots

    British Army 330658 Private Royal Scots 8th Battalion

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    Born 1878

    Died 1918

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