La Kreule

Location

La Kreule is a small hamlet 2 kilometres north of Hazebrouck, on the road to St Sylvestre-Cappel and Steenvoorde. Leave Hazebrouck on the D916 heading north. The Cemetery is visible from the roundabout where the D916 crosses the Hazebrouck by-pass. The access road to the cemetery is 100 metres off the roundabout, on the left hand side.

La Kreule Cemetery

Historical Information

La Kreule Military Cemetery was opened in April 1918 by the 1st and 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Stations, which came back from Outtersteene ahead of the German advance, and the 17th, which arrived from Lijssenthoek.

These three stations, known collectively as Ana Jana Siding, were posted to the north of La Kreule, but in the middle of April they withdrew to Blendecques, near St. Omer, and the cemetery was then used by heavy artillery and fighting units.

The double rows of graves

In October 1918, the 17th Casualty Clearing Station returned with the 8th and the 64th and the cemetery was closed at the end of the month.

The cemetery contains 576 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 11 German war graves.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Herbert Baker.

 
Brigadier Stuart Taylor DSO

Brigadier Stuart Taylor DSO
General Staff 93rd Infantry Brigade
Late commanding 15th Bn West Yorkshire Regiment
(Prince of Wales's Own)
Died on 11th October 1918 aged 45
Son of James and Eliza Taylor, of Oxford

Grave: IV C 1

Private William Bravenboer

Private William Bravenboer 7364
10th Bn Australian Infantry
Died on 28th June 1918
Son of Bastian and Johannah Bravenboer
Husband of Grace Bravenboer, of 3, Good Enough Street, Mile End, South Australia.
Native of Holland

Grave: I F 22

Lieutenant J McInerney

Lieutenant J McInerney
10th Bn Australian Infantry
Died on 28th June 1918 aged 30
Son of Mrs E.A. and the late John McInerney
Born at Mount Gambier, South Australia

Grave: I F 21

2nd Lieutenant Charles Anderson

Second Lieutenant Charles Anderson
3rd Regiment South African Infantry
Died on 19th July 1918 aged 28
Born in South Africa.
Son of George Anderson and Mary Brown Anderson

Grave: II D 10

 
Looking towards Mont Cassel

Looking towards Mont Cassel