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Eecke Churchyard

Location

Eecke (Eeke) is a small village 4 kilometres south of Steenvoorde in the Department of the Nord between Cassel, Hazebrouck, Armentières and the Belgian border. The burial ground is around the church. The First World War graves are situated east of the church and the Second World War graves are found to the south side of the churchyard.

Eecke churchyard

 

Historical Information

There are now a small number of 1914-18 and over 10, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

Eecke churchyard

The Great War Plot

 


Private Alfred Edwards

Private Alfred Edwards 15461
10th Bn Royal Welsh Fusiliers
Died on 3rd November 1915 aged 22
Son of Elizabeth Edwards,
and Edward Samuels (stepfather),
of Stone Cottages, Avongoch, Ruabon, Denbighshire

Grave: A 1

Murdered

On the 3rd November 1915 Private Charles Knight returned to his quarters drunk. Once inside he began firing at random at the other members of his platoon, killing Private Alfred Edwards.
Knight who had only been in France five weeks was immediately arrested, tried and executed for murder.

Charles Knight is buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque: Grave III B 9


Corporal D Doig

Corporal D Doig 153021
43rd Bn Canadian Infantry
Manitoba Regiment
Died on 17th March 1916 aged 22
Son of Thomas and Helen Doig,
of Rattray, Blairgowrie, Scotland

Grave: A 2


Private Arnold Batty

Private Arnold Batty 114098
52nd Bn Canadian Infantry
Manitoba Regiment
Died on 18th March 1916 aged 23
Son of Frank and Alice Batty,
of 20, Hill St, Elsecar, Barnsley, England

Grave: A 3


Private M Martindale

Private M Martindale 15979
8th Bn King’s Own
Royal Lancaster Regiment
Died on 9th April 1916 aged 24
Son of Alexander and Martha Holding
Husband of Mary Martindale,
of 367, Preston Rd, Coppull Moor, Chorley, Lancs

Grave: A 4

 


Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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