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Queen Victoria's Rifles


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A friend of mine has asked on what date this occured....

"The battalion was moving in single file trhough Zillibeeke Cemetery when it was heavily shelled...."

Any assistance greatly appreciated.

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It is possibly around the time of the Battle of Langemarck 16-17 August 1917,Zillebeke is a few kms south of Langemarck and also east of Ypres by a similar distance. They don't seem to have been in the area for very long.

The War Diary under WO95/2963 will doubtless zero you in a bit finer than I can.

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Possibly 1915. In the fighting of 19th/20th April, the 1/9th were at Zillebeke; the history of the regiment comments that shortly after leaving the village, on their way to larch Wood, they came under the most heavy shell and mg fire, which led them to shelter in a stinking ditch for 20 minutes.

Doesn't mention the cemetery, but no other references in the history point to anything better, so to speak.

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