FRAMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

Frameries

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

GENERAL DIRECTIONS: The village of Frameries is located south-west of Mons off the R5 ring. From the E19 motorway turn off at junction 24a and onto the ring R5. Follow the ring to the junction with the N544, turn right onto the N544 direction Frameries. Follow the N544 into Frameries and at the first turning on the left turn left into rue Sainte-Philomene. Take the first turning left into rue Donaire, cross the railway and the cemetery is along here on the left. The graves are located in the Belgian Military area in plots 9 and 39.

The 9th Infantry Brigade fought their way through the streets of Frameries on 24 August 1914. The village remained in German hands until retaken by the Canadian Corps at the end of the war. The graves in the communal cemetery are largely those of soldiers who fell in August 1914, most of whom belonged to the 3rd Division and largely to the 1st Lincolns. These graves, with one exception, were brought into the cemetery after the Armistice. The cemetery now contains 95 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 67 of which are unidentified.

 

CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 87; Canada 8; Total Burials: 95

 

 

Number of burials by Unit

Canadian Forces
8
  Lincolnshire Regt.
6
South Lancashire Regt.
5
  Northumberland Fusiliers
3
Royal Field Artillery
3
  Highland Light Inf.
1
Royal Army Medical Corps
1
  Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regt.)
1
Identified UK & Commonwealth Burials
28
   
 
Belgian Burials
20
   
 
Unidentified UK Burials
67
   
 
Total Burials
115
   Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

 

 

Those with awards buried/commemorated in this cemetery:

HOLMES, Capt. Cecil Crampton, Mentioned in Despatches. 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regt. 26th Aug. 1914, aged 26. Son of Capt. Harry William and Anna Holmes of Galway. 3.A.8

LECKIE, Capt. Malcolm, D.S.O. Royal Army Medical Corps. 28th Aug. 1914, aged 34. 1.B.1

ROBERTS, Capt. M. C., M.C. "A" Coy. 19th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.) Died of wounds 10th Nov. 1918, aged 21. 2.A.2

Amongst others buried in this cemetery :

GROVES, Sgt. C. 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds, received at the Battle of Mons, 6th Sept. 1914, aged 29. 3.A.2

Information collated by Barry Cuttell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan of the cemetery

 

 

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