Kruiseik War Memorial

Kruiseik War Memorial

The village of Kruiseik, situated just south of the Menin Road about a mile east of Geluveld, was captured by the Germans, after several days of heavy fighting, on 29th October 1914, and remained in their hands until recaptured by the British on the 28th September 1918.  The war memorial remembers the fallen of both World Wars.

Kruiseik War Memorial

Kruiseik War Memorial

Kruiseik War Memorial

Kruiseik War Memorial

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2 Responses to Kruiseik War Memorial

  1. Anthony Mort says:

    My grandfather’s brother, Frank Dodd, volunteered for service with the 2nd. Btn. Scots Guards and partook in the first battle of Ypres in October 1914. He was severely wounded leading his team in the battle at Kruiseik on 24/10/14 and failed to make roll call the following day. He was listed as “Missing, believed killed – somewhere in Germany” and family were formally advised he had been killed in action. However, POW records show he was in fact uplifted by German medics from the field of battle and underwent surgery in a German field hospital. He was transferred from one German medical facility to another and eventually repatriated to UK under the POW exchange scheme the following year, to the surprise of both his colleagues and his family. Having returned from the dead, he was further operated on by surgeons in London and eventually discharged (hurt) from the 2nd Btn. Scots Guards to his home in Liverpool. He was awarded the DCM and Bar for his service in Belgium, and eventually returned to his former police occupation with the Liverpool Constabulary. He outlived the war years and passed away in 1974. (Lest We Forget!)

    • Magicfingers says:

      Very interesting Anthony. What a wonderful story. Thanks so much for taking the trouble to write it. As regular readers know, I do my very best to remember those who survived as well as those who died; they are too often forgotten.

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