Leslie Norman KRAUSE
Richmond, Victoria, Australia
to John Thomas KRAUSE and Eliza Jane BARTRAM
Les enlisted in the Army on 24 February 1916 and left Melbourne on board the transport ship RUNIC on 20 June 1916.
12,490 tons. 13 knots. Oceanic SN Co Ltd Liverpool
Commonwealth control ended 27 November 1917.
By 24 November 1916 he was leaving England and heading towards France. He was killed by enemy fire on 22 July 1917 in France and buried at the Kandadar Farm Cemetery in Belgium.
His three cousins, Arnold, Raymond and Reginald Bartram were also killed in 1917. Raymond and Reginald in Belgium and Arnold in France.
You can read their stories by clicking on their names:
Arnold Roy BARTRAM d. 13 May 1917 France
Raymond Everard BARTRAM d. 07 June 1917 Belgium
Reginald Percy BARTRAM d. 14 Oct 1917 Belgium
GENERAL DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is 10.5 km south of Ieper on Niewkerkestraat (N314), this is a road leading from the N365 Ieper-Armentieres road. Leaving Ieper by the Lille Gate, go across the roundabout onto the N365 direction Armentieres, remain on this road until reaching Mesen, then take the first right turn onto Mesenstraat (N314) this road continues to Nieuwkerke, via Wulvergem. The cemetery is 1km beyond the village of Wulvergem on the left hand side of Niewkerkestraat.
Kandahar Farm was near the village of Wulverghem and for much of the war the front line ran a little to the east of the village. The cemetery was started in November 1914 and used throughout the war until it fell into enemy hands in April 1918. It was finally retaken in early September of that year and continued to be used until the armistice.