VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

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France

 

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Location Information

Vieux-Berquin is a small village 11 kilometres south-east of Hazebrouck. The Communal Cemetery is situated a short distance to the east of the village on the road to Outtersteene and Bailleul.

Historical Information

Vieux-Berquin was occupied by the Cavalry Corps on 12 October 1914, and from that date until the Battles of the Lys in 1918 it remained in Allied hands.

The communal cemetery contains 11 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. Five of the burials are unidentified and were brought in by the French authorities from scattered sites in the neighbourhood. Five Canadian airmen of the Second World War are also buried in the cemetery.

 

Burial Details

 

APPLIN,DONALD JOHN,D J,21,,13/06/1944,,Pilot Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,419 Sqdn.,France,'J/92332',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 4.,"SON OF JOHN AND MAUDE M. APPLIN, OF WESTMOUNT, MONTREAL, PROVINCE OF QUEBEC, CANADA."


BATTLEY,ALFRED JAMES,A J,17,,10/08/1915,,Rifleman,Rifle Brigade,"""A"" Coy. 11th Bn.",France,'B/44',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 5.,"SON OF MR. AND MRS. BATTLEY, OF BATTERSEA, LONDON."


BEWES,REGINALD CHARLES HOPE,R C H,24,,23/05/1915,,Lieutenant,Royal Flying Corps,7th Sqdn.,France,,VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 3.,"SON OF ALICE ANNE E. BEWES, OF 6, LANSDOWN TERRACE, CHELTENHAM, AND THE LATE REGINALD ANSTIS BEWES. BORN AT PLYMOUTH. EDUCATED AT CLIFTON COLLEGE AND SANDHURST."


CARRUTHERS,GEORGE WILLIAM,G W,,,13/06/1944,,Pilot Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,419 Sqdn.,France,'J/ 92333',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 2.,


EDWARDS,FRANK GLENCAIRN De BURGH,F G De B,29,,12/10/1914,,Lieutenant,Royal Horse Artillery,"""I"" Bty. 12th Bde.",France,,VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,B. 1.,"SON OF THE REV. R. J. EDWARDS AND MRS. FLORENCE EDWARDS (NEE DE BURGH), OF 1, UNION ST., ANDOVER, HANTS."


FEARIS,FREDERICK CHARLES,F C,,,10/10/1914,,Private,4th Dragoon Guards (Royal Irish),,France,'6933',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 1.,


HYLAND,FREDERICK HUNTER,F H,23,,23/05/1915,,Second Lieutenant,Royal Flying Corps,7th Sqdn.,France,,VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 4.,"SON OF SAMUEL AND ELEANOR HYLAND, OF RADCLIFFE HOUSE, PUDSEY, YORKS."


LACEY,
WILLIAM MORRIS,W M,,,13/06/1944,,Flying Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,419 Sqdn.,France,'J/27666',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 3.,


LARKIN,MARK RICHARD,M R,21,,13/06/1944,,Pilot Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,419 Sqdn.,France,'J/93682',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 5.,"SON OF RICHARD AND ANNE LARKIN, OF NEW WESTMINSTER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA."


LOWE,EDWARD RONALD,E R,34,,13/06/1944,,Flying Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,419 Sqdn.,France,'J/29520',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 1.,"SON OF ABRAM THOMAS LOWE AND HELEN WINIFRED LOWE, OF VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA."


SMITH,ERNEST FREDERICK,E F,27,,05/01/1915,,Private,6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers),,France,'D/1168',VIEUX-BERQUIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 2.,"SON OF EDWARD WILLIAM AND FANNY SMITH, OF 62, ELAND RD., LAVENDER HILL, BATTERSEA, LONDON."

 

 

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