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CWGC: Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

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  • Auckland Weekly News 1917.
    2nd Lieut. Charles Edward Collins Morgan (1882 - 1917)
    Charles Edward Collins Morgan was the son of the Charles Edward and Ada Rose Harrison Morgan, of Napier, New Zealand; husband of Lilian Emily Holden Campbell Morgan (nee Smeeton), of 70, Sheen Park, Ri...
  • Helen (family archives) via Cenotaph.
    Pte. Leslie Clapham Batten (1880 - 1917)
    Leslie Batten was the son of James William and Emma Rebecca Batten, of Bow, London; husband of Alice Batten (nee Exley), of Beach Road, Hawera, New Zealand. Private in CIR, file number 41469. Died of w...
  • Auckland Weekly News 1918.
    Gnr. John Reginald Wait (1891 - 1917)
    John Reginald Wait was born on 17 July 1891 (reg. 1891/314). Son of Herbert Wells Wait (1856 - 1926) and Sophia Elizabeth Wait (1863 - 1932), of Christchurch. Bank of New Zealand Staff Member. Died of ...
  • Auckland Weekly News.
    Rfn. Dugald McPherson Wighton (1891 - 1917)
    Dugald Wighton was the son of David and Isabella Wighton, of "Scotia," Eastbourne, New Zealand. Rifleman in NZRB, file number 26/1760. Died of wounds, 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium....
  • Auckland Weekly News.
    Pte. Wilfred Henry Dean (1896 - 1917)
    Wilfred Henry Dean was the son of George William Dean and Harriet Dean (Chitty). Private in CIR, file number 34646. Died of wounds, No. 44 Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium. Sources Cenotaph: ...


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Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

The cemetery was first used from September to December 1917 for burials from the 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had been moved to Poperinghe (now Poperinge) in preparation for the 1917 Battle of Ypres. The cemetery was used again by fighting units between March and October 1918, the period of the German offensive in Flanders. The cemetery contains 1,556 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 37 German war graves from this period. There are also 22 Second World War burials in the cemetery, all dating from the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in 1940. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinge on the Helleketelweg, a road leading from the N33 Poperinge ring road. From Ieper follow the signs to Poperinge. At the traffic lights at the end of the expressway turn left onto the Poperinge ring road, the Europalaan. Follow the ring road to the roundabout and take the second exit. At the next roundabout take the second exit, follow the ring road and take the first turning on the left, the Helleketelweg. The cemetery is along here on the left.


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