Whitby High School
Battlefields Tour 18-21st March 2006
Belgium - Ypres and Salient Tour - Sunday 19th March
Serjeant Isaac Rose
"Z" Company, . 15th Battalion Cheshire Regiment
Died 30th September 1918 - Aged 29
Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Near Ypres, West Vlaanderen, Belgium
During the First World War, the village of Lijssenthoek was situated on the main
communication line between the Allied military bases in the rear and the Ypres
battlefields. Close to the Front, but out of the extreme range of most German
field artillery, it became a natural place to establish casualty clearing
stations. The cemetery was first used by the French 15th Hopital D'Evacuation
and in June 1915, it began to be used by casualty clearing stations of the
From April to August 1918, the casualty clearing stations
fell back before the German advance and field ambulances (including a French
ambulance) took their places. The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials
of the First World War, a few of which were brought in from the battlefields
after the Armistice, and 883 war graves of other nationalities, mostly French
and German. It is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium. There are
5 Special Memorial headstones to men known to be buried in this cemetery, these
are located together alongside Plot 32 near the Stone of Remembrance. The
cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
Lijssenthoek is marked No.73 near Poperinge (centre, left)
These numbers all refer to Commonwealth War Grave Cemeteries/Memorials on the Ypres Salient. It is a staggering number - yet this pattern is repeated down through the Western Front into France.
Queen Street, Ellesmere Port - the section of the M53 adjacent to Christchurch runs along where Queen Street once stood.
||"Z" Coy. 15th Bn.
Date of Death:
||Son of John William and Edith Rose, of 11, Queen St., Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
||Commonwealth War Dead
||XXIV. G. 25.
||LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
In Memory of
Serjeant ISAAC ROSE
26361, "Z" Coy. 15th Bn., Cheshire Regiment
on 30 September 1918
Son of John William and Edith Rose, of 11, Queen St., Ellesmere Port, Cheshire.
Remembered with honour
LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY
Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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