World War One Cemeteries in Belgium - L Directory


Lancashire Cottage Cemetery

Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Ploegsteert, West Flanders. About 12 miles S of Ypres on the edge of the southern part of Ploegsteert Wood and on the south side of the Ploegsteert – Warneton road. Records 229 UK., 23 Aust., and 2 Can. burials.

Grave in Lancashire Cottage Cemetery of No 28111 Bugler Morgan Dudley “D” Company 15th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) died 29th September 1915 aged 17 years. Son of Henry Charles Dudley of 707 Pape Avenue Toronto, Born Birmingham, England.

Grave in Lancashire Cottage Cemetery of Captain George Clayhills 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment D.S.O. died 2nd November 1914 aged 36 years. He had been with the Regiment since 1899, serving in the Boer War with a mounted infantry unit and awarded a DSO for bravery, along with two mentions in dispatches.  Son of Thomas and Elzabeth Clyhills of Invergowrie Forfarshire.

London Rifle Brigade Cemetery

London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Ploegsteert, West Flanders. 3 miles N of Armentieres and S of the village of Ploegsteert on road from Armentieres to Messines. Begun by the London Rifle Brigade December 20th 1914 and used until March 1918. Cemetery was dedicated by the Bishop of London, Easter Day 1915. Records 263 UK., 38 Aust., 34 N.Z. and 18 German burials.

The graves of 22 men of the London Rifle Brigade buried in the early months of 1915 so giving the cemetery its name including No 9714 Rifleman Henry William Appleton, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade) killed in action 11th February 1915.

Lone Tree Cemetery

Lone Tree Cemetery, Wytschaete, West Flanders. Near the site of Spanbroekmolen windmill, S of Kemmel road, on Messines Ridge. Records 88 U.K. burials, many being from the Royal Irish Rifles, 36th (Ulster) Division.

Grave in Lone Tree Cemetery of Captain Henry Gallaugher D.S.O. 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers killed in action 7th June 1917 aged 31 years. Headstone bears inscription “Greater love have no man than this.”

The mine in front of the 11th Inniskillings was at Peckham House. Little or no opposition was found but before reaching the first objective Captain Henry Gallaugher was wounded by a shell burst (his right arm being shattered) but he continued to lead his men although he dropped the rifle which he could no longer carry and with revolver in his left hand went forward to the next objective.  By 0535 the 11th Inniskillings were consolidating thier objectives  and it was safe enough for Captain Crosbie RAMC to move up and set up an advanced Regimental Aid Post beside Scott Farm.  After seeing consolidation work was well in hand Captain Gallaugher was on his way back to the Aid Post to have his wound attended to when he was killed by another shell.

He had gone over the top on the 1st July 1916: during the course of the fighting he and his detachment destroyed a German bombing attack, Henry Gallaugher meeting and killing single-handed six Germans;  later in the day when the line was being withdrawn, out in No Man's Land were many of his wounded comrades and he, with Captain Moore and 20 other ranks, voluntarily went out into the storm of German shells to bring in 28 wounded men.

Grave in Lone Tree Cemetery of No 11/3010 Rifleman Henry Scott Royal Irish Rifles killed in action 8th June 1917 aged 26 years. Headstone bears inscription “Ever remembered by his uncle David.” Born Magheragil Co Antrim, enlisted Lisburn, resident at Magheragil.

La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery

La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery, Ploegsteert, West Flanders. S pf village of Wulverghem, 8 miles from Ypres and 6 from Armentieres. La Plus Douve Farm was generally within British lines and was used as battalion headquarters for a time. Records 101 U.K., 88 Can., 86 Aust., 61 N.Z. and 9 German burials.

Grave in La Plus Douve Farm Cemetery of No 340 Private Robert Knight Cuthbert 2nd King Edward’s Horse, died of wounds 7th July 1915 aged 47 years. Headstone bears inscription “From America He Came On Homelands Duty Call.” Born Greenock Renfrew, enlisted White City, resident Old Jewery EC.

La Belle Alliance Cemetery

La Belle Alliance Cemetery, Boesinghe, West Flanders. 3 miles N of Ypres and N of the N38 on a road that runs parallel to the by-pass. Sited on one of the main trenches to the front, Coney Street, the cemetery was named after the farmhouse and shrine here that were both destroyed in the War and never rebuilt. Cemetery was made in February and March 1916 by the 10th and 11th Kings Royal rifle Corps. Records 60 U.K. burials.

Grave in La Belle Alliance Cemetery of 2nd Lieutenant Percy Eric Palmer Royal Flying Corps and Australian Infantry Force died of wounds 17th July 1917 aged 20 years from aerial combat. Headstone bears inscription “A beautiful memory left behind, Dearly beloved son R.I P).







Graves in La Belle Alliance Cemetery of Riflemen No R/8618 James William Halford 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 21st February 1916, born and enlisted Nottingham; No R/2210 Thomas Martley 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 20th February 1916, born Newton Heath Lancs, enlisted Darwen, resident Blackburn; Willliam Underwood 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 19th February 1916, born Balsall Heath Birmingham, enlisted Birmingham and Lance Corporal John Walter Butterworth 10th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps killed in action 22nd February 21916, born Liverpool, enlisted Rochdale, resident Liverpool.

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