Tour of the battlefield.
The start point is the crest of the hill on the D947 from Hazebrouck towards Vieux-Berquin.
My great uncle Frank Wagstaff was killed on 13.04.1918 at Neuf Berquin. He was in 1st Company of the Coldstream Guards. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial in Belgium. Any further info you could give me would be helpful.
Thanks Nicolas – a kind offer; very much appreciated
bravo for your site, if need for help for photo in cemeteries or others, I can make voluntarily.
I live in Hazebrouck in Cinq Rues, in quoted by the cemetery.
At present, I list the graves of the soldiers Néo Zélandais in the cemeteries of the neighborhood of Hazebrouck.
Hi Steve- have mailed you an extract from the 4th Grenadier Guards diary which I think explains what probably happened to your relative. All the best, Nick
My Great Uncle also died there – on 22nd April 1918 – and is buried at Cinque Rues Cemetery. I am planning a trip out for the centenary next year. Frederick John Dean MM, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. If you have any information regarding his involvement that would be fantastic – although I appreciate this is several days after the battle took place.
My grandfather Leonard Harry Pipler fought in this battle, first as a dispatch rider then later on tanks. He survived the war to return home to Poole. I am going to visit the area later this month and have been so pleased to read your site and to learn more about the area. My grandfather married a girl from Bailleul at the end of the war and brought her home to Poole. I would love to know more about him.
Hi Geoff. The major part of the fighting had finished by the close of the 13th, but small scale fighting went on for a number of days. If you let me know which battalion he was a member of, I’ll see if I have a copy of the war diary. That may well help explain what happened to him. Regards, Nick
My Great Uncle was wounded at Hazebrouck on 14/4/1918 and died on 19/4/18, but your info says this battle finished 13/4/18, I was just wondering is all. Ernest James Taylor MM 6368 was his name
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