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Kandahar Farm Cemetery

Location

Kandahar Farm Cemetery is located 10.5 km south of Ieper town centre on the Niewkerkestraat (N314), a road leading from the N365 connecting Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentières.

From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg.

On reaching the town of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto the Mesenstraat (N314), which carries on to Nieuwkerke, via the village of Wulvergem. The cemetery lies 1 km after passing through the village of Wulvergem, on the left hand side of Nieuwkerkestraat.

Kandahar Farm Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Kandahar Farm was near the village of Wulverghem (now Wulvergem) and for much of the war, the front line ran a little east of the village.

The cemetery was used by Commonwealth divisions holding this sector from November 1914 to April 1918, when it fell into German hands with the capture of Wulverghem and Neuve-Eglise (now Nieuwkerke).

The two villages were recovered in early September and the cemetery was used again. There are now 443 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

Kandahar Farm Cemetery

 

The Williamson Brothers

The Williamson Brothers

Driver George Williamson 19153
110th Howitzer Battery
10th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery
Died on 14th June 1917 aged 35
Driver Harold Williamson 1840
110th Howitzer Battery
10th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery
Died on 14th June 1917 aged 30
Sons of Henry and Emma Williamson
Native of Sheffield, England
 
Grave: II B 14 Grave: II B 15

 


Sapper J Roberts

Sapper J Roberts 26491
8th Bn Canadian Railway Troops
Died on 14th June 1917 aged 44
Son of James and Margaret Roberts
of 4409, Visgar St, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Army Pensioner, USA

Grave: II D 27

Born March 20th 1873
Worcester County
Massachusetts USA


2nd Lieutenant Anthony Johnson MC

2nd Lieutenant Anthony Johnson MC and Bar
6th Bn Worcestershire Regiment
Died on 14th April 1918 aged 26
Son of Anthony and Mary Johnson
of 27, Park End Rd., Gloucester

Grave: II J 12

His motto
Duty first self last

 

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