Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Belgium

Passchendaele New British Cemetery,

Zonnebeke, Belgium

Location:  Zonnebeke, near Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Visited:   See Note below “Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery:   1

“Cheltonians” buried in this Cemetery

Pte George Frederick LARGE, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, is buried in Plot X, Row D, Grave 2.

He was killed in action on 30th October 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele, on his 26th birthday.

He is commemorated on the Bishops Cleeve War Memorial, the Southam War Memorial and the Cleeve Hill (St Peter’s Church) Roll of Honour.   He is also commemorated on his father’s grave in Bishops Cleeve (St Michael’s) Churchyard.

His parents resided at Bushcombe Lane, Woodmancote, near Cheltenham.

His brother, William, also served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry during the war and died of illness in Saskatewan on 23rd October 1921.

Pte Large’s headstone bears the inscription:

“He wears a truer crown than any wreath that man can weave him”



1.   Mr Mike Shingleton, who took these photos in October 2005, is acknowledged and sincerely thanked.




Photo taken from the Cheltenham Chronicle and Gloucestershire Graphic published on 15th December 1917.


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