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Brandhoek Military Cemetery


This is one of three cemeteries in the hamlet of Brandhoek. This cemetery was begun in May 1915 and used until July 1917 when it became full. The hamlet of Brandhoek was considered to be in a safe area behind the lines and out of range of German artillery. It was a centre for supply camps, hospitals and the three cemeteries located in the hamlet.


Cemetery Location

All three cemeteries at Brandhoek lie to the west of Vlamertinghe and are on the new road between Poperinge and Ieper. They are visible from the road.

(Linesman Map)


FALKIRK MEN BURIED HERE


Bainsford

24925 Pte Robert Cousland

10th Battalion Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Age 19

24.6.17

I.K.39


Denny & Dunipace

202742 Pte James Braidwood Fergus

4/5th Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Age 31 4/5th

9.7.17

I.M.6

Husband of Mary Ann Fergus, 140 Stirling Street, Denny


Grangemouth

S/40878 Pte Andrew Scott

8th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders

8.7.17

II.M.17


Also buried here

Brigadier General Frederick James Heyworth, Scots Guards, Commanding 3rd Guards Brigade, Age 53, Killed by a sniper on 9 May 1916 at Mud Lane, Bellewaarde Ridge, when he had gone to inspect a mine crater blown by the Germans during the night. The War Diary records:

(Linesman Map)

The epitaph on his headstone is something of a mystery ‘DJENAN’ is an Arabic name for both a person and a place. It was chosen by his wife, Violet, the widow of James Hatfield-Harter, who he had married in 1913. Frederick Heyworth served in the Sudan in the 1880s, at the start of his military career, perhaps the name became associated with him then. Djenan was also a character in French author Pierre Loti's popular 1906 novel, 'Les Desenchantees', the disenchanted or disillusioned. The word means 'well-beloved'. Perhaps it was that.


Burials

UK – 601

Australian – 4

Canadian – 63

Bermuda – 2

German - 2

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