MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY
On Friday 29th August 2014 Stephen and I drove to Menin Road South Military Cemetery, which is located 2 km east of Ieper (Ypres), in Belgium.
According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website http://www.cwgc.org/, the Menin Road ran from Ypres to the front line which changed position only a few kilometres during the war, and this cemetery was always in Allied control. It was used by various units and Field Ambulances from May 1915 to 1918.
There are 1657 soldiers either buried or commemorated in this cemetery.
James O’Neill, a labourer on enlistment per his service record, who joined the Coo-ees at Wellington, is the only Coo-ee buried in this cemetery. He died of wounds on 19 September 1917.
The photograph below shows James O’Neill’s headstone (2nd from the right) at Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
A photograph of the headstone on James O’Neill’s grave will be placed on his individual blog entry, and form part of a Roll of Honour for the fallen Coo-ees on this blog.