MOORSLEDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

 

Belgium

 

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Location Information

The village of Moorslede is located north east of the town of Ieper off the N313 which runs between Ieper and Roeselare). Driving from Ieper follow the N313 through Langemark-Poelkapelle to Westrozebeke. In Westrozebeke you come to the junction with the N303 to Passendale. Turn right here and follow this road to Passendale and into the town centre. From the centre take Statiestraat, a turning on the left to Moorslede. You come into Moorslede on Stationstraat and come to a crossroads, go straight on into Roeselaresestraat. At the end of this street bear right into Nieuwstraat, at the crossroads go straight over into Kerkhofstraat and the cemetery is on the right. The graves are located on the right hand side in the centre.

 

Historical Information

Moorslede was in German hands for much of the First World War until taken by Belgian troops on 29 September 1918. The communal cemetery contains the graves of two Commonwealth airmen of the First World War, killed in air combat in November 1917.

No. of Identified Casualties: 2

 

Burial details:

2nd Lt. Roy Anderson FORSYTH. Royal Field Artillery, attd. Royal Flying Corps.  28 Nov. 1917, aged 22. Son of J. A and Frances A. Forsyth of 336 Rushton Road, Toronto, Canada


2nd Lt.
William George MANN. Royal Flying Corps. 28th Nov. 1917, aged 19. Son of Thomas Godfrey and Jessie Stewart Mann of 159 Ebury Street, London. Civil Servant, Ministry of Health. His inscription reads "His memory is sacred in his home 159 Ebury St., London, England"

 

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