ERQUELINNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

Erquelinnes

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: Erquelinnes is located 21 kilometres south east of Mons on a road leading from the N40 chaussee de Beaumont, which connects Mons to the village of Erquelinnes. On reaching the village the cemetery is located 50 metres along the rue Madame.

Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery contains 67 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all of which were made by the Germans in October and November 1918. Three casualties whose graves could not be precisely located are commemorated by special memorial. The cemetery also contains 15 war graves of other nationalities.

CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 66; South Africa 1; Germany 11; France 1; Total Burials: 79

 

 

 

 

Number of burials by Unit

Northumberland Fusiliers
9
  West Yorkshire Regt.
9
Manchester Regt.
6
  York & Lancaster Regt.
6
East Yorkshire Regt.
3
  Gloucestershire Regt.
3
Lincolnshire Regt.
3
  Machine Gun Corps (Inf.)
3
Wiltshire Regt.
3
  Worcestershire Regt.
3
Cameron Highlanders
2
  Royal Warwickshire Regt.
2
18th Bn. London Regt. (London Irish Rifles)
1
  Cheshire Regt.
1
Connaught Rangers
1
  Hampshire Regt.
1
Highland Light Inf.
1
  King's Liverpool Regt.
1
King's Royal Rifle Corps
1
  King's Shropshire Light Inf.
1
Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force
1
  Royal Irish Fusiliers
1
Royal Scots (Lothian Regt.)
1
  Sherwood Foresters (Notts. & Derby Regt.)
1
South African Inf.
1
  Yorkshire Regt. (The Green Howards)
1
Identified UK & Commonwealth Burials
66
   
 
French Burials
3
     
French Civilian
1
     
German Burials
11
     
Unidentified Burials
1
   
 
Total Burials
82
   Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

 

 

Those with awards buried/commemorated within this cemetery :

STOKES, Capt. Claud Harry, D.F.C. 57th Sqdn. Royal Air Force. Died of wounds 7th Nov. 1918, aged 34. Born at Blackheath. Grave 148

TYLER, L/Cpl. W., M.M. 1/4th Bn. York & Lancaster Regt. 23rd Oct. 1918. Grave 100

WILLMER, Rfn. J. W., M.M. 18th Bn. London Regt. (London Irish Rifles) 15th Oct. 1918. Grave 41

Amongst others buried in this cemetery :

McTERNAN, Pte. Frank. "C" Coy. 6th Bn. Connaught Rangers. Died whilst a Prisoner of War 31st Oct. 1918, aged 37. Grave 140

WESTHORPE, L/Sgt. Alfred. 2nd Bn. Worcestershire Regt. Died whilst a Prisoner of War 23rd Oct. 1918, aged 27. Grave 85

WILSON, Pte. Frederick William. 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of pneumonia whilst a Prisoner of War 19th Oct. 1918, aged 21. Grave 56

Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

Plan of the cemetery

 

 

 

 

 

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