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Bandaghem Military Cemetery

Location

The cemetery is located 18 km from Ieper town centre on a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge and on to Roesbrugge.

From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308), is reached via Elverdingsestraat then directly over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing.

On reaching the ring road of Poperinge, the R33 Europalaan, the left hand clockwise route circles the town of Poperinge and rejoins the N308 towards Oost Cappel. 10 km after rejoining the N308 lies the village of Roesbrugge. The second left hand turning in the village of Roesbrugge leads onto the Haringestraat and for 2 km to the village of Haringe.

The second right hand turning in the village of Haringe leads onto Nachtegaalstraat. The cemetery lies 400 metres along the Nachtegaalstraat on the left hand side of the road.

Bandaghem Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

Bandaghem, like Dozinghem and Mendinghem, were the popular names given by the troops to groups of casualty clearing stations posted to this area during the First World War.

The cemetery site was chosen in July 1917 for the 62nd and 63rd Casualty Clearing Stations and burials from these and other hospitals (notably the 36th Casualty Clearing Station in 1918) continued until October 1918.

The cemetery contains 772 Commonwealth burials of the First World War. There is a separate plot of 39 German war graves, but four plots (X, XI, XII and XIII) of French graves were removed to other burial grounds after the war. There are also five Second World War burials in the cemetery, three of which are unidentified.

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

Bandaghem Military Cemetery

 


2nd Lieutenant Ivan Warren

2nd Lieutenant Ivan Warren
1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment
Died on 8th March 1918 aged 26
Son of Thomas and Margaret Warren
of Hespeler, Ontario, Canada
Born at Guelph, Ontario

Grave: I C 2


Lt Colonel Hubert Podmore

Lt Colonel Hubert Podmore DSO
6th Bn Northamptonshire Regiment
Died on 31st December 1917 aged 30
Son of George and Matilda Podmore
of Charney Hall, Grangeover-Sands, Lancs
Scholar of Rugby and Trinity College, Oxford

Grave: I C 7


Private E Morton

Private E Morton 28773
9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Died on 18th April 1918 aged 17
Son of Mr. R. Morton
of 6, Lonsdale St., Armagh

Grave: II F 19


Lance Corporal A Jennings

Lance Corporal A Jennings 43435
9th Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Died on 14th October 1917 aged 21
Son of John and Elizabeth Jennings
of 43, Elsted St., Walworth, London

Grave: III A 50


Private Ferdinand Stott

Private Ferdinand Stott 3713195
5th Bn King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
Died on 29th May 1940 aged 21
Son of George and Lillie Stott
of Liverpool

Grave: III AA 1

 

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