Memorial Register, Belgium 139-149, WW1, The Harlebeke Group of Cemeteries, Belgium

HARLEBEKE CHURCHYARD CEMETERY INDEX NUMB E RB. 139. HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY CEMETERY INDEX NUMB E RB. 140. STACEGHEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, HARLEBEKE CEMETERY INDEX NUMB E RB. 141. RAH L E B EKE is a village and commune in the Province o f West Flanders, three miles North-East o f Courtrai with a railway station on the mainline from Lille to Ghent. The village was taken on the night o f the I9 th -20 th October 1918 by the 9th (Scottish) Division which at that time included the 1 st Battalion Royal Newfoundland Regiment and in memory o f the last days o f that battalion in Belgium the Newfoundland Government have erected a monument on the South-East side o f the road to Courtrai. RAH L E B EKE CHURCH YARD contains on the South-West side o f the Church the graves o f 32 soldiers from the United Kingdom (mainly o f the 9th Division) one o f whom is unidentified one from Canada and six German soldiers. All but one o f these fell in October or November 1918 in the Advance to Victory. The Churchyard has long since been closed to civilian burials and no other graves remain in it. The Register records particulars o f 33 War Graves. RAH L E B EKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY is on the North-East side o f the village on the North side o f the road to Deerlyck. It was made after the Armistice by the concentration o f graves from the surrounding battlefields o f 1918 and (in 1924-25) from German Cemeteries or Plots in Belgium the earlier concentrations are in Plots Ito X and the later in Plots III and X Ito XIX and in the latter group are many graves o f October 1914. The cemetery contains the graves o f 1021 soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom 24 from Canada seven from Australia and three from
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