Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
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Location
Region : Halle, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
Latitude : 50.745053
Lontitude : 4.230861
CWGC Link : CWGC
Halle is a town 16 kilometres south-west of Brussels on the road to Mons and Tournai. From the Ring Road RO around Brussels, turn off at Junction 20 and turn onto the Alsembergsesteenweg in the direction of Halle. At the end of the road turn left onto the N6 and then take the 6th turning on the right into Ninoofsesteenweg then immediately bare right into Cypriaan Verhavertstraat. After 400 metres turn right into Gaasbeeksesteenweg and after 200 metres the entrance of the cemetery is facing you with car parking in the front outside the gates. The cemetery can also be reached on foot from the train station after about a 15 minute walk.

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Cookstown Casualties
No     Rank Name Service No Regiment / Service Date Of Death Grave Ref
1 Portrait Portrait Sgt. Gildea, Thomas James 6976636 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers 17/05/1940
Cemetery History
Halle Communal Cemetery was used by the Germans during the First World War. After the Armistice, it was used by the 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station
It contains two rows of Commonwealth graves, along the west side, the nineteen in row B having been regrouped from the German plot at the north end. Two of the graves are in isolated positions elsewhere in the cemetery.
The cemetery contains 105 Commonwealth burials of the First World War.
There are also two Second World War burials of May 1940 close to the First World War plot.