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Mud Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton

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  • A "delightful" place of remembrance and reflection on the way to Toronto Avenue Cemetery. Heroes once walked down this same road and many never left. We will remember them 
    A "delightful" place of remembrance and reflection on the way to Toronto Avenue Cemetery. Heroes once walked down this same road and many never left. We will remember them  more »
  • People stop here for the Soccer Truce Memorial and this small peaceful cemetery. BUT, especially if you are Australian, do yourself a favour and keep walking into the woods. At the T junction at the.....  more
    People stop here for the Soccer Truce Memorial and this small peaceful cemetery. BUT, especially if you are Australian, do yourself a favour and keep walking into the woods. At the T junction at the.....  more »
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  • Only a Tiny Cemetery,mostly if I Remember correctly,it contains the Graves of Australian & New Zealand Soldiers with just a Few British Casualties,But the Name of this Sad place Says it All. Once again Many Thanks to The CWGC Workers Who Look After These Precious Places.
  • Mud Corner Cemetery is a British military cemetery with fallen soldiers from the First World War, located in the Belgian municipality of Komen-Waasten. The cemetery is located about 2.1 km northeast of the village center of Ploegsteert, on the northern edge of the Ploegsteertbos. She was designed by George Goldsmith and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. This small cemetery has an irregular ground plan with a semi-circular bulge on the south side of the site, which contains the Cross of Sacrifice. Also in the immediate vicinity are the Prowse Point Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery and the Rifle House Cemetery. There are 85 victims buried of which 2 unidentified. On the northern edge of the Ploegsteert forest, there was a road intersection called "Mud Corner" because this place was usually swampy due to its lower elevation. The New Zealanders gave this name to the cemetery they used to bury their dead from June to December 1917. In fact one can call this an Anzac cemetery, because the 85 soldiers, except one, are all Australians and New Zealanders. Most casualties occurred during the months of June and July of 1917, a period when the Anzac Corps was fortifying the line and the surrounding area in the aftermath of the Second Battle of Messines. These troops wintered here between 1917 and 1918, a period that also saw several deaths occupying the trenches and maintaining the line. Of the 83 identified dead, 52 are New Zealanders, 31 Australians and 1 Briton. Company Sergeant Major Stanley Robinson and Sergeant James Henry Frew, both of the Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. were awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). The latter served under the alias James Henry Francis. Sergeant Samuel Alfred Crowhurst and Private Reginald McDivitt, both of the Auckland Regiment, N.Z.E.F. received the Military Medal (MM).

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