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Harlebeke New British Cemetery


Harlebeke 1


Harlebeke New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the surrounding battlefields of 1918 and, in 1924-25, from German cemeteries or plots in Belgium. The earlier concentrations are in Plots I and X, and the later in Plots I, II and XI to XIX. In the latter group are many graves of October 1914. The cemetery contains 1,116 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. There are also ten burials of the Second World War in the cemetery.

Five men of the North Irish Horse, Second Lieutenants W. Anderson and J. Denny, and Privates M. McVeigh, R. Richmond and G. M. Shannon, are buried here. The location of their graves is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


Harlebeke 2


Harlebeke 3


Image 1 kindly provided by Pierre Vandervelden from his website www.inmemories.com. Image 2 kindly provided by Richard Evans. See his website Nelson, Glamorgan and the Great War http://www.nelson-ww1-memorial.org.uk. Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.