Lederzeele Churchyard
Nord, France

Pictures courtesy of Jean-Claude Graux

 

Location Information

Lederzeele is a village approximately 8 kilometres north of the town of St Omer. From St Omer take the D928 in the direction of Berques.

The churchyard is behind the church in the centre of the village, and contains 3 Commonwealth war graves of the 1914-1918 war.

Identified Casualties: 3

Shot at Dawn:

11046 Private H. J. Webb, 2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, executed for desertion 31/10/1917

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.

More information can be found on Shot at Dawn burials by clicking here

Other Identified burials:

Captain Richard Elston Kirby, XXII Corps Heavy Artillery, Royal Garrison Artillery, who died 01/06/1918 aged 23. Son of William Lyell Kirby, of Briarfield Park Rd., Harrogate, Yorks.

Private 3441 A. Walker, 1st Bn. Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), died 23/10/1917 aged 35. Husband of Mary Walker, of 20, Waverley Park, Edinburgh.

 

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