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EKSAARDE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

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Country:
Belgium
Locality:
Oost-Vlaanderen
Identified Casualties:
4
GPS
CO-Ordinates:
Longitude:
3.96239
Latitude:
51.15049

Location Information

The village of Eksaarde is located north-east of the city of Gent off the N70. From the motorway E17, which runs between Kortrijk and Antwerpen, turn off at junction 12 onto the N47, direction Lokeren. Follow this road to the junction with the N70 and turn left along the N70, direction Gent. Take the second turning on the right to Eksaarde, called Ekkaardebaan. Follow this road to the crossroads and turn right into Eksaarde-Dorp. By the church turn left into Kasteeldreef and the cemetery is along here on the right. The graves are located to the right of the entrance.

Historical Information

The Commonwealth burials in Eksaarde Communal Cemetery all date from October 1914. One grave contains the remains of five unknown British soldiers and an unknown Belgian soldier, but there is a special memorial to a man of the Royal Naval Division believed to be one of the five. Buried in the other graves are three men of the Naval Division who died of wounds.