ELZENWALLE BRASSERIE CEMETERY

 

Ieper

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

Belgium

 

GENERAL DIRECTION: Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery is located 5 km south west of Ieper town centre, on the Kemmelseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Kemmel (N331). From Ieper town centre the Kemmelseweg is reached via the Rijselsestraat, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort), and straight on towards Armentieres (N365). 900 m after the crossroads is the right hand turning onto the Kemmelseweg. (Made prominent by a railway level crossing). The cemetery lies 4 Km along the Kemmelseweg on the right hand side of the road.

This cemetery is named from a brewery which stood opposite and is in fact a collection of small regimental burial grounds, of which Plot III in particular was made by the 22nd Bn Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regt). The eight plots are numbered neither in order of date nor in order of position, and the short rows vary from one grave to fourteen, but they record the names of the units which held the trenches on this front from February 1915 to June 1917, and of some of those which, from June to November 1917, held the forward line won in the Battle of Messines. Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery contains 149 First World War burials.

 The cemetery was designed by George Hartley Goldsmith

CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 108; Canada 41; Total Burials: 149

62044 Private

Alexis Lebeau

22nd Bn. Canadian Infantry

(Quebec Regiment)

29/04/1916, aged 27.

Plot III. D. 9.

 

Pictures courtesy of great niece, Sonia Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amongst those buried within this cemetery:

 

CLEGG, Pte. Walter. 18725. 6th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 5th October 1915. Age 24. Son of Mrs. A. Clegg, of 16 South Woodbine Street, Dewsbury. IV. A. 5. His brother Pte. H. Clegg also fell and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

 

 

Plan of the cemetery

 

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