Ebblinghem

Location

Ebblinghem is a village halfway between St Omer and Hazebrouck. Ebblinghem Military Cemetery is 600 metres from the centre of the village heading east on the D55. Turn right on to the Chemin des Loups and the Cemetery is a further 500 metres on the left hand side opposite the wood

Ebblinghem Military Cemetery

Historical Information

The cemetery was begun by the 2nd and 15th Casualty Clearing Stations, who came to Ebblinghem in April 1918 at the beginning of the German offensive. They used the cemetery until July.

Further graves were added afer the war from the following cemeteries : Bomy Churchyard, which contained three British graves. Noordpeene Churchyard, which contained three British graves.

Ebblinghem Military Cemetery

Ebblinghem Military Cemetery contains 441 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, and one from the Second World War. There are also 11 German burials.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

 
Lt Colonel Edward Hood DSO

Lt Colonel Edward Hood DSO
Commanding 38th Brigade,
Royal Field Artillery
Died on 15th May 1918 aged 36
Received the Croix de Guerre (France) on the field at the same time that the Legion of Honour was bestowed on the guns of his Brigade.
Son of Grace Hood, of Nettleham Hall, Lincoln, and the late Sinclair Hood

Grave: II B 19

Lieutenant George Hart

Lieutenant George Hart
12th Bn Australian Infantry
Died on 25th April 1918 aged 37
Son of John and Annie Hart. Native of Glasgow, Scotland

Grave: I B 14

Serjeant Edwin Ferbrache

Serjeant Edwin Ferbrache 152
1st Bn Royal Guernsey Light Infantry
Who died on 13th April 1918 aged 20
Son of Edwin Ferbrache, of 22 Coronation Rd, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

Private Alfred Buckley 64438
25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn
Northumberland Fusiliers
Who died on 13th April 1918, aged 26
Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Buckley, of 6, Laburnum Place, Manningham
Husband of Emily Buckley, of 14, Butterfield Row, Manningham, Bradford, Yorks
One of three brothers who fell

Grave: I A 7

Trooper William Rae

Trooper William Rae 7891297
1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry
Royal Armoured Corps
Who died on 20th May 1940 aged 27

Grave: II F 4