Nine Elms British Cemetery
Nine Elms British Cemetery is located west of Poperinghe on the Helleketelweg.
The cemetery was first used from September to December 1917 for burials from the 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations, which had been moved to Poperinghe (now Poperinge) in preparation for the 1917 Battle of Ypres. The cemetery contains 1,556 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 37 German war graves from this period.
|1828 PRIVATE / H.J. EATON / 42ND BN. AUSTRALIAN INF. / 4TH
OCTOBER 1917 / LIFE'S HIGHEST MISSION / HE FULFILLED / AND BRAVELY ANSWERED
/ DUTY'S CALL
(Grave Ref. III. D. 5.)
Herbert John Eaton - "Son of George and Hannah J. E. Eaton, of Stony Creek, Woodford, Queensland."
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register