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William Armstrong 22981 R Innis Fus - listed on Tyne Cot but...

Dirty Harry

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Ive got a puzzle,  William is listed on the Tyne Cot memorial 




As he was originally reported missing I had a look at ICRC records.  Now my dodgy German translation I think reads of the attached file as


Born 1891 Vers. 8/22/17 in the field hospital to Jseghem as a result of a stomach shot - beerd.

Jeseghem Cemetery. Grave 542 – actz 16519 / w


Not sure what "beerd" means.  More importantly Jseghem i take it as a German name of a flemish place? William went missing after the battle of Langemarck in 1917.  It also means he was buried in a marked grave, not what is recorded by the CWGC.  


Be very grateful for some help.





Armstrong William 22981 icrc cropped.jpg

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"beerd." is short for "beerdigt" (buried). The man is nowadays buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery Plot 11 Row C grave 3.


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