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Walter Page was the only son of Mrs Hoare of Roman Road, Faversham, formerly of The
George Hotel, Boughton. Private Page was born in Folkestone and was a former pupil
of Boughton Wesleyan Day School. He had served an apprenticeship as an engineer with
a local firm, and had been in the St John’s Ambulance Brigade, before emigrating
to Australia in 1910. He enlisted in the A.I.F. in 1914 in Melbourne, Victoria.
Private Page is remembered with honour at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West Flanders, Belgium, where his grave reference number is XXII. H. 10A.
He is also remembered on the Roll of Honour of the Australian National Archives, which also includes his service record, and at the War Memorial at St. Barnabas Church, Boughton.
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, with a railway terminus for evacuation of the most seriously wounded. Around 300,000 soldiers received treatment here, and their stories are told in the new visitor centre on the site.
The cemetery contains 9,901 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 24 being unidentified,and is the second largest Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium after Tyne Cot.
Nation al Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1901 and 1911 England census database.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
Australian Army records
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Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery