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Locre No 10 Cemetery

Location

Locre No. 10 Cemetery is located 11.5 km south-west of Ieper town centre.

From Ieper town railway station turn right off the ring road onto the N375 towards Dikkebus and Loker. Once in Loker (where there are a number of memorials and a CWGC cemetery) take the left hand fork towards Dranouter. You will see Locre No 10 Cemetery on your right.

With the change in spelling after the war, many of the CWGC cemeteries continue to carry the old French form, Locre/Loker and Dranoutre/Dranouter. This can be confusing if you are researching a casualty.

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Locre No 10 Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Locre (now Loker) was in Allied hands during the greater part of the war, and field ambulances were stationed in the Convent of St. Antoine. The village changed hands several times between 25th and 30th April 1918, when it was recaptured by the French. The hospice, or convent, was the scene of severe fighting on 20th May, but was not retaken until first week in July.

Locre No.10 Cemetery is one of a number made by the French troops in the Spring of 1918, but the graves of 248 French soldiers were later removed to another burial ground. The Commonwealth and German graves were brought into the cemetery from the battlefields after the Armistice.

The cemetery now contains 58 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 14 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to three casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Only three of the 75 German burials are identified.

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

Locre No 10 Cemetery

 


Private J Pickup

Private J Pickup 36399
2nd Bn South Lancashire Regiment
Died on 21st August 1918 aged 20
Son of James Pickup
of 79, Stockfield Rd., Chadderton, Oldham

Grave: B 16

Some day we’ll understand

 

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