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  Stasegem Communal Cemetery

West-Vlaanderen

Belgium

 

Pictures courtesy of Philip Vannieuwenhuyze & Geerhard Joos

 

Location Information

Stasegem Communal Cemetery is located 36 kilometres east of Ieper town centre and 4 kilometres east of Kortrijk town centre on a road leading from the N8 Meenseweg.

From Ieper the N8 passes through Menen, Wevelgem and Kortrijk. The N8 continues towards Zwevegem on the Kortrijkstraat. On reaching Zwevegem the left hand turning at the village square leads onto Harelbeekstraat. The road name then changes to Beneluxlaan and after passing under the E 17 reaches Stasegem.

The cemetery itself is located after turning left at the T junction at the end of the Beneluxlaan onto the Steenbrugstraat. 1 kilometre along this road lies the right hand turning onto the Groendreef. The cemetery is located 50 metres along this lane on the left hand side of the lane.


Visiting Information

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance.

For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Department on telephone number: 01628 634221


Historical Information

Stasegem Communal Cemetery contains 23 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, all made in October and November 1918 by the 29th Division Burial Officers.

 

The grave of  Lieutenant David McGregor VC


 

 

VICTORIA CROSS:

 

 

 

McGregor, Lieutenant, David Stuart, VC, 6th Bn. Royal Scots. attd 29th Bn. Machine Gun Corps. 22/10/1918, aged 23. A. 1.

 


Citation
An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 13th December, 1918, records the following:-"For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty near Hoogmolen on 22nd of October, 1918, when in command of a section of machine guns attached to the right flank platoon of the assaulting battalion. Immediately the troops advanced they were subjected to intense enfilade machine-gun fire from Hill 66 on the right flank. Lt. McGregor fearlessly went forward and located the enemy guns, and realised that it was impossible to get his guns carried forward either by pack or by hand without great delay, as the ground was absolutely bare and fire swept. Ordering his men to follow by a more covered route, he mounted the limber and galloped forward under intense fire for about 600 yards to cover. The driver, horses and limber were all hit, but Lt. McGregor succeeded in getting the guns into action, effectively engaging the enemy, subduing their fire, and enabling the advance to be resumed. With the utmost gallantry he continued to expose himself in order to direct and control the fire of his guns, until, about an hour later, he was killed. His great gallantry and supreme devotion to duty were the admiration of all ranks."

 

Burial Details

 

BEAUMONT,,L,39,,23/10/1918,,Private,North Staffordshire Regiment,B Coy. 4th Bn.,Belgium,'24367',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 8.,BORN AT OUTLANE HUDDERSFIELD. SON OF HIRAM AND ELLEN BEAUMONT OF HUDDERSFIELD.


BOWDEN,FREDERICK ARTHUR,F A,19,,20/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'52270',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 9.,SON OF FREDERICK JOHN AND LOUISA BOWDEN OF 149 ALEXANDRA RD. FORD DEVONPORT.


BROWN,,H C,,,20/10/1918,,Private,ALIAS,,Belgium,'15137',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,,SEE PEARCE THE TRUE FAMILY NAME.
DOCKERTY,,T,,,20/10/1918,,Private,Leinster Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'406',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 21.,


DUNCOMBE,,S,,,21/10/1918,,Private,Royal Fusiliers,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'L/15042',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 4.,


GOODALL,,G,,,19/10/1918,,Private,Leinster Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'5556',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 20.,


HODGSON,,C,,,21/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'41957',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 2.,


HOODLASS,GEORGE,G,23,,20/10/1918,,Private,North Staffordshire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'62510',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 5.,SON OF MR. J. H. HOODLASS OF CABOURNE CAISTOR LINCS.


HUTCHISON,,J,,,07/11/1918,,Private,Highland Light Infantry,18th (Glasgow Yeomanry) Bn.,Belgium,'56372',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 23.,


JOICEY,
THOMAS,T,25,,06/09/1944,,Corporal,Royal Armoured Corps,1st Royal Dragoons,Belgium,'327008',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,Grave 22.,


JONES,,W,33,,21/10/1918,,Gunner,Royal Field Artillery,X 29 T.M. Bty.,Belgium,'42157',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 16.,SON OF MRS. V. JONES OF 18 WINCHESTER RD. LOWER EDMONTON MIDDLESEX.


MARSHALL,HERBERT HOWARD,H H,20,,23/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'204113',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 19.,SON OF HELEN A. MARSHALL OF 180 CROMPTON RD. HANDSWORTH BIRMINGHAM AND THE LATE THOMAS MARSHALL.


McARTHUR,,A,,,20/10/1918,,Corporal,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'14739',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 17.,


McGREGOR,DAVID STUART,D S,23,V C,22/10/1918,,Lieutenant,Royal Scots,6th Bn,Belgium,,STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 1.,SON OF DAVID AND ANNIE MCGREGOR OF FERRAGON CRAIGS RD. CORSTORPHINE EDINBURGH.


McNAMEE,,P,20,,22/10/1918,,Driver,Royal Field Artillery,B Bty. 113th Bde.,Belgium,'201292',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 11.,SON OF PATRICK AND BESSIE MCNAMEE OF 13 HARBORN PLACE ARDROSSAN AYRSHIRE SCOTLAND.


PARKER,,G,,,20/10/1918,,Private,North Staffordshire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'63794',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 7.,


PEARCE,
,H C,,,20/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'15137',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 13.,(SERVED AS BROWN).


RALPHS,,F T,,,20/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'39551',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 14.,


REES,ERNEST LLEWELYN,E L,21,,22/10/1918,,Second Lieutenant,Royal Field Artillery,B Bty. 113th Bde.,Belgium,,STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 6.,SON OF THE REV. D. M. REES AND MRS. L. S. REES OF 60 LADY MARGARET RD. SOUTHALL MIDDX. BORN IN MADAGASCAR.


STARBROOK,,J,,,21/10/1918,,Private,Leinster Regiment,2nd Bn.,Belgium,'1304',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 3.,


TURBERFIELD,,F W,,,20/10/1918,,Private,Worcestershire Regiment,4th Bn.,Belgium,'41139',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 18.,SON OF MR. T TURBERFIELD OF 31 LITTLE PARK ST. WORCESTER.


WILKINSON,
,J,,,23/10/1918,,Private,Border Regiment,1st Bn.,Belgium,'25426',STASEGEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY,A. 12.,

 

 

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