HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

 

 

The village of Hoogstade is located south of the town of Veurne on the N8, which runs between Veurne and Ieper. Driving north from Ieper pass the crossroads for the junction with the N364 and Hoogstade is the next village. Take the second turning right into the village which is Kerkstraat and the first turning right, the church is on your right. The graves are at the rear of the churchyard on the left of the church.

 

 



Historical Information

 



The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk.

Hoogstade Churchyard contains 12 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.


 

 

Burial Details

 

BEAUFORT,FRANCIS VICTOR,F V,23,,27/05/1940,,Lieutenant,Royal Armoured Corps,5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards,Belgium,'68115',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 100.,"SON OF VIAOR ALEXANDRE BEAUFORT AND ENID MARGARET BEAUFORT, OF JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS. B.A. (OXON.)."


ECCLES,THOMAS HENRY,T H,20,,29/05/1940,,Driver,Royal Army Service Corps,,Belgium,'T/84703',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 113.,"SON OF MR. AND MRS. WILLIAM ECCLES, OF TYSELEY, WARWICKSHIRE."


GILBERT,GEORGE,G,,,29/05/1940,,Private,Royal Army Medical Corps,164 Field Amb,Belgium,'7518741',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 103.,


LEWIS,GORDON SYDNEY,G S,21,,29/05/1940,,Driver,Royal Army Service Corps,164 Gen. Transport Coy.,Belgium,'T/79074',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 112.,"SON OF CHARLES GEORGE AND MAUD ELIZABETH LEWIS, OF LADYWOOD, BIRMINGHAM."


McGOWAN,WILLIAM GEORGE,W G,27,,29/05/1940,,Fusilier,Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'6977182',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 108.,


NELSON,EDWARD,E,31,,29/05/1940,,Rifleman,Royal Ulster Rifles,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'7012314',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 106.,"HUSBAND OF ELIZABETH ELLEN NELSON, OF GRAVESEND, KENT."


OWENS,REGINALD WALTER,R W,26,,29/05/1940,,Guardsman,Grenadier Guards,1st Bn.,Belgium,'4104302',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 115.,"SON OF ALBERT EDWIN AND EDITH EVA OWENS, OF HEREFORD."


QUINN,CHARLES,C,30,,29/05/1940,,Rifleman,Royal Ulster Rifles,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'7010989',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 104.,


SEATON,JOSEPH HAYDEN MERCER,J H M,,,29/05/1940,,Fusilier,Lancashire Fusiliers,1/5th Bn.,Belgium,'3450413',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 102.,


STEPHENS,LESLIE PERCIVAL,L P,24,,29/05/1940,,Private,Royal Army Service Corps,,Belgium,'T/65508',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 114.,"SON OF MR. AND MRS. P. STEPHENS; HUSBAND OF E. W. STEPHENS, OF PADDINGTON, LONDON."


TAYLOR,FREDERICK STANLEY,F S,23,,29/05/1940,,Private,King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster),,Belgium,'5989438',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 105.,"SON OF STANLEY AND GLADYS TAYLOR, OF HITCHIN, HERTFORDSHIRE; HUSBAND OF QUEENIE TAYLOR, OF HITCHIN."


VAN SCHALKWYK,NICHOLAS CHRISTOFFEL,N C,25,,29/05/1940,,Lance Corporal,Grenadier Guards,1st Bn.,Belgium,'2615267',HOOGSTADE CHURCHYARD,Grave 116.,"SON OF FREDERICK JOHANNES JACOBUS AND JOHANNA ALBERTA MAMIA VAN SCHALKWYK, OF UNIONDALE, CAPE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA."

 

 

The following pictures courtesy of Johan Pauwels

 

 

 

 

 

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