Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery – Belgium


Later on Thursday 28th August 2014 we drove to Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium, which is located 12 km from Ieper (Ypres).

According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, the village of Lijssenthoek was on the main communication line between the Ypres battlefields and the Allied military bases in the rear, and was used for casualty clearing stations. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery contains 9901 Commonwealth graves from the First World War, as well as 883 war graves from other nationalities.

Joseph Raymond McGuire, a labourer who joined the Coo-ees at Ashfield, is the only Coo-ee buried in this cemetery. He died of wounds on 29th September, 1917.

The photograph below shows Joseph Raymond McGuire’s headstsone (centre) at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (Photograph: S & H Thompson 28/8/2014)

Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium (Photograph: S & H Thompson 28/8/2014)

A photograph of the headstone on Joseph Raymond McGuire’s grave will be added to his individual blog entry, and form part of a Roll of Honour for the fallen Coo-ees on this blog, after our return to Australia.

One response to “Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery – Belgium

  1. This is a wonderful record Helen – feels like we are travelling to all these special places with you. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

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