Poelcapelle British Cemetery
Poelcapelle British Cemetery is located 10 kilometres north east of Ypres, on the road connecting Ypres to Bruges.
Poelcapelle (now Poelkapelle) was taken by the Germans from the French on 20 October 1914, entered by the 11th Division on 4 October 1917, evacuated by Commonwealth forces in April 1918, and retaken by the Belgians on 28 September 1918.
Poelcapelle British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from other cemeteries in the area and from the battlefields. The great majority of the graves date from the last five months of 1917, including that of F. Ormrod (Grave Ref. XI. C. 6.), who died on 2 December 1917 whilst serving with the 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.
The Cemetery also contains the grave of Private J. Condon, who at 14 is believed to be the youngest battle casualty of the First World War.
|12575 PRIVATE / F. ORMROD / LANCASHIRE FUSILIERS / 2ND DECEMBER 1917|