KANDAHAR FARM CEMETERY
Kandahar Farm Cemetery is located 10.5 km south of Ieper town
centre on the Niewkerkestraat (N314), a road leading from the N365
connecting Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres.
Kandahar Farm was near the
village of Wulverghem (now Wulvergem) and for much of the war, the front
line ran a little east of the village.
CASUALTY DETAILS: UK 218; Canada 6; Australia 186; New Zealand 33; Germany 3; Total Burials: 446
37th Bn. Australian Infantry,
A. I. F.
18/07/1916, aged 20.
Son of Frederick and the late Elizabeth Sahr, of Station St., Romsey, Victoria, Australia. Native of Maryborough, Victoria.
Plot II. C. 21.
Private Frederick Sahr, of Maryborough, Victoria, was a grocer before enlisting in April 1916. He formed part of the 19th Reinforcements of the 7th Battalion before being transferred to reinforce the 37th Battalion in August 1916. He was promoted to Corporal in August 1917, and according to his Red Cross Wounded and Missing file, was well known in the Battalion for his ‘particularly bright disposition’. He was seeking cover in a trench during the Battle of Messines when a German high explosive shell landed nearby, killing him instantly on 18 July1917.
Picture courtesy of Rowena Gough
Thomas Bernard Hall
1st Bn. Wellington Regiment,
N. Z. E. F.
08/06/1917, aged 26.
Son of James and Julia Hall, of Albert Rd., New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand.
Plot II. A. 16.
Remembered with honour
Picture courtesy of Peter Kivell
Malcolm George MacDonald
9th Coy. Australian Machine Gun Corps.
28/07/1917, aged 19.
Plot II. F. 9.
He was the son
and youngest child of Francis John McDonald
who was closest to him, of all the siblings, in both age and friendship,
never really got over his
Picture courtesy of great niece, Patricia Adams
Donald Gordon McHattie, M. I. D.
3rd Div Train
Australian Army Service Corps.
17/07/1917, aged 24.
Son of James Cameron McHattie and Frances McHattie, of 4, Hunter St., Newcastle, New South Wales.
Plot II. C. 37.
He was Mentioned in despatches “for having performed various acts of conspicuous gallantry or valuable service during the period from 25th of April to 5th of May, 1915” at Gallipoli. He enlisted 10/08/1914 and before enlisting he was an accountant and lived with his parents James and Francis McHattie in Newcastle New South Wales. My mother is his niece through his sister Fanny.
Picture courtesy of Craig O'Keeffe