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La Gorgue Communal Cemetery


Estaires and La Gorgue are adjacent villages about 10 kilometres south-west of Armentières and 15 kilometres north-north-east of Béthune. The Cemetery is south of the village of La Gorgue and a little east of the road from that village to Lestrem.

It should be noted that the cemetery has been modified. Many of the scattered graves have been added to plot III alongside the Great Cross.

La Gorgue Communal Cemetery


Historical Information

La Gorgue was for some years an Allied railhead and a field ambulance station. From 10 April to the middle of September 1918 it was in German hands.

La Gorgue Communal Cemetery was used for burials from October 1914 to December 1917, and again in September and October 1918.

La Gorgue Communal Cemetery

The cemetery contains 144 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, one of which is unidentified. There are also seven burials from the Second World War (one of them unidentified) and three German graves.

The Commonwealth plot was designed by N A Rew.

Curiously the German grave was left where it was

Strangely the German grave was left where it was


Major Lionel Logan

Major Lionel Logan
Supply and Transport Corps
Died on 2nd November 1914 aged 40
Son of Major General A Logan (M.S.C. Ret.)

Grave: Now in Plot III

Private R Wood

Private R Wood 493901
13th Kensington Bn
London Regiment
Died on 12th February 1917

Grave: III A 3

L/Corporal Fred McGowan

Lance Corporal Fredrick McGowan
2nd Bn Royal Scots
Died on 7th November 1914 aged 19
Son of William and Annie McGowan

Grave: I M 2


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Brimont Churchyard

Braine Communal Cemetery

Soupir Churchyard

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