NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

 

The village of Noordschote is located south of the town of Diksmuide (Dixmude), off the N369 which runs between Diksmuide and Ieper (Ypres). Driving from Diksmuide turn off the N369 into the village of Merkem, and in the village centre turn right along Westbroekstraat. At the first junction bear left towards Noordschote, this road is called Drie Grachtensteenweg, follow this road to Noordshcote and the church is on the right in the village. The graves are located 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.

Noordschote Churchyard contains 14 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, three of them unidentified.
 

 

 

Burial Details

 

BARBER,WILLIAM JAMES,W J,35,,29/05/1940,,Private,Suffolk Regiment,1st Bn.,Belgium,'5824391',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 74.,


BARROWCLIFF,MARK,M,35,,29/05/1940,,Corporal,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4339453',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 71.,"SON OF WILLIAM AND MILLICENT BARROWCLIFF, OF SCARBOROUGH, YORKSHIRE."


BURTON,JOHN EDWARD,J E,19,,29/05/1940,,Private,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4344049',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 66.,"SON OF JOHN AND DORIS ETHEL BURTON, OF HULL."


CADMAN,ERNEST WILLIAM CALLANDINE,E W C,37,,29/05/1940,,Private,Suffolk Regiment,1st Bn.,Belgium,'5823394',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 77.,


CHAPMAN,WALTER,W,28,,10/05/1940,23/06/1940,Private,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4341657',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 67.,"SON OF FRED AND LILIAN CHAPMAN, OF HULL."


COLE,HARRY WILLIAM,H W,30,,29/05/1940,,Private,Suffolk Regiment,1st Bn.,Belgium,'5825359',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 78.,"SON OF HARRY E. AND ROSA E. COLE, OF WOODBRIDGE, SUFFOLK."


HAWKINS,HARRY,H,26,,30/05/1940,,Private,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4342430',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 65.,"SON OF GEORGE ALBERT AND ETHEL MARGARET HAYDEN, OF DURHAM."


McDARBY,DANIEL,D,37,,28/05/1940,,Private,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4339648',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 69.,"SON OF JAMES AND MARGARET MCDARBY, OF CROOK, CO. DURHAM."


ROGERS,JOHN GORDON,J G,20,M C,30/05/1940,,Second Lieutenant,East Yorkshire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'113354',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 70.,"SON OF MAJ. JOHN HERBERT ROGERS, FORMERLY OF THE EAST YORKSHIRE REGT., AND DORA ROGERS, OF LEEDS, YORKSHIRE."


TAYLOR,HENRY,H,25,,31/05/1940,,Corporal,East Yorkshire Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'4342809',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 68.,


TINEY,JOHN WILLIAM RONALD,J W R,21,,28/05/1940,04/06/1940,Private,Suffolk Regiment,1st Bn.,Belgium,'5830524',NOORDSCHOTE CHURCHYARD,Grave 76.,"SON OF JOHN AND ETHEL MAUDE TINEY, OF BARNSBURY, LONDON."

 

 

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