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In Memory of Private FRANK LANKSHEAR
7140, 6th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps
and Royal Army Ordnance Corps
who died age 22 on Tuesday 21 August 1917.
Died of Wounds received in aerial combat.

see also

Frank's Bible, Medals and Letter from the King


1917 Frank Lankshear and 6 Squadron RFC

Private LANKSHEAR, Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lankshear, of 13, Poyser St., Cambridge Heath, London.
see Thomas Sylvester Lankshear Family

 

Frank was the Uncle that Ron never knew

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LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETER
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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission Frank's record http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=145552

Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Lankshear, of 13, Poyser St., Cambridge Heath, London.
Cemetery: LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave or Reference Panel Number: XVII. K. 19A.
Location: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery is located 12 kilometres west of Ieper town centre, on the Boescheepseweg, a road leading from the N308 connecting Ieper to Poperinge. From Ieper town centre the Poperingseweg (N308) is reached via Elverdingsestraat, then over two small roundabouts in the J. Capronstraat. The Poperingseweg is a continuation of the J. Capronstraat and begins after a prominent railway level crossing. On reaching Poperinge, the N308 joins the left hand turning onto the R33, Poperinge ring road. The R33 ring continues to the left hand junction with the N38 Frans- Vlaanderenweg. 800 metres along the N38 lies the left hand turning onto Lenestraat. The next immediate right hand turning leads onto Boescheepseweg. The cemetery itself is located 2 kilometres along Boescheepseweg on the right hand side of the road.
Historical Information: 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 Commonwealth forces. 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. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

The place http://www.poperinge.be/NL/geschiedenis/mil_kerkhof_lijssenthoek.htm

Maps http://www.poperinge.be/UK/index.htm http://route.map-vista.com/belgium/itinerary-poperinge/ Ypres Salient http://battlefields1418.50megs.com/ypres.htm

The easiest route from the port or the Channel Tunnel, is to follow the A16 motorway for DUNKERQUE (Dunkirk). At Dunkerque, take the A25 motorway, following signs for ARMENTIERES and LILLE. Leave the motorway at Exit 13 STEENVOORDE and then follow the D948 for POPERINGE and YPRES (IEPER). From here it is about fifteen minutes to Poperinge and half an hour to Ypres. There are no tolls on either of these motorways.