MOORSEELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

Moorseele Communal Cemetery is located 20 Km east of Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N8, connecting Ieper to Menen (Menin) and onto Wevelgem.

On reaching Wevelgem the left hand turning onto Lode de Boningestraat leads onto the Roeselarestraat and on for 3.5 Km to Moorseele.

On reaching Moorseele the cemetery is located on the junction between Caesar Gezellestraat and Vanmarckelaan.




Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221.





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. Commonwealth forces did not return until September 1944, but in the intervening years, many airmen were shot down or crashed in raids on strategic objectives in Belgium, or while returning from missions over Germany.



Moorsele Communal Cemetery contains 15 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, six of which are unidentified.
 

 

 

 


 

Burial Details

 

CLEAVER,DONALD VINCENT,D V,19,,25/05/1940,,Leading Aircraftman,Royal Air Force,21 Sqdn.,Belgium,'548680',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 1.,"SON OF ALBERT AND DORA ALICE CLEAVER OF ROEHAMPTON, LONDON."


FULTON,ALEXANDER HENDERSON,A H,20,,30/05/1940,,Fusilier,Royal Scots Fusiliers,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'3055262',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 9.,"SON OF GEORGE B. AND ELIZABETH FULTON, OF BROXBURN, WEST LOTHIAN."


GRUBB,ALEXANDER,A,39,,31/05/1940,,Serjeant,Seaforth Highlanders,6th Bn.,Belgium,'2812041',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 12.,"SON OF JAMES AND MAGGIE GRUBB, OF ROTHES, MORAYSHIRE."


KEATES,ARTHUR KNIGHTLEY ROLAND,A K R,,,25/05/1940,,Sergeant,Royal Air Force,21 Sqdn.,Belgium,'528054',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 2.,


MAGAN,JOSEPH,R J,25,,29/05/1940,,Fusilier,Royal Scots Fusiliers,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'3128593',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 11.,"SON OF THOMAS MAGAN AND OF ELIZABETH MAGAN (NEE ROGERS); HUSBAND OF MATILDA MAGAN, OF GLASGOW."


McCULLOCH,JAMES,J,36,,30/05/1940,,Lance Corporal,Seaforth Highlanders,6th Bn.,Belgium,'2812345',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 14.,


REID,RICHARD,R,32,,30/05/1940,,Fusilier,Royal Scots Fusiliers,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'3128716',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 10.,


SMITH,JAMES,J,20,,30/05/1940,,Private,Seaforth Highlanders,6th Bn.,Belgium,'3247579',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 8.,"SON OF JAMES AND CHRISTINA SMITH, OF PECKHAM, LONDON."


WILKIE,JAMES,J,20,,25/05/1940,,Signalman,Royal Corps of Signals,,Belgium,'2584379',MOORSELE COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 3.,"SON OF JAMES AND ELIZABETH WILKIE, OF ABERDEEN."

 

 

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