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Kain Communal Cemetery

 

 

Hainaut

 

Belgium

 

Pictures courtesy of Andre De Smet

 

 

Location Information
 

The village of Kain is located north of the town of Tournai off the E42. From the motorway E42 turn off at junction 33 onto the N48 direction Mourcourt. Follow along the N48 and take the second turning left into chemin de Lannoy, direction Kain. Follow this road to the T junction and turn left into rue du Mont St Aubert, then take the first turning right into rue d'Omerie. Follow along here past the cross roads and into rue de l'Yser. Turn first right into rue de la Resistance and the cemetery is along on the left. The graves are located to the right of the main entrance.


Historical Information

The British Expeditionary Force was involved in the later stages of the defence of Belgium following the German invasion in May 1940, and suffered many casualties in covering the withdrawal to Dunkirk.

Kain Communal Cemetery contains five Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.


 

 

41990 Pilot Officer

Francis Albert Gabriel Joseph De Labouchere-Sparling

Pilot in 5 Squadron, Royal Air Force

21st May 1940

 

Son of Francis de Labouchere-Sparling and of Alice de Labouchere-Sparling (nee Pollet).

 

 

Other Burial Detail

1426879 Gunner William James Christie, 1 Lt. A.A. Bty, Royal Artillery, died 16th May 1940, aged 20.

 

T/74076 Driver Percival Frederick Elms, attd. 4 A.A. Bde Royal Artillery, Royal Army Service Corps, died 16th May 1940, aged 25.

 

1438889 Gunner James Murphy, 1 Lt. Bty., 6 A.A. Regt, Royal Artillery, died 16th May 1940, aged 17. Son of Nicholas and Cathrine Murphy, of Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Irish Republic.

 

4034584 Private Jack Nock, 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry, died 20th May 1940, aged 21.

 

 

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