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Hinges Military Cemetery


Hinges 1


Hinges Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. The chateau at Hinges was the headquarters of the Indian I, XI and other Corps. The village was used for rest billets until April 1918, when the German advance was stopped on the canal, a little to the east. The cemetery was begun in May 1915, and used until the following August. It was used again for one burial in April 1918 and after the Armistice, graves of April-August 1918 were brought in from the battlefields immediately east of the village. Hinges Military Cemetery now contains 105 burials and commemorations of the First World War. Some 20 of the burials are unidentified.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private W. A. Morrow, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


Hinges 2


Hinges 3


Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Image 1 kindly provided by Pierre Vandervelden from his website www.inmemories.com. Image 2 kindly provided by Pieter van Elteren from his traces of a war website http://www.peterswar.net.