Berks Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Extension
|Berks Cemetery Extension|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased June 1916 – September 1917|
near Ploegsteert, Hainaut, Belgium
|Designed by||H Chalton Bradshaw|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 880
|Statistics source: WW1cemeteries.com|
The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by King Albert I of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.
The cemetery was founded by Commonwealth troops in June 1916 as an extension to Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery which lies across the road.
The cemetery was still small at the time of the Armistice. It was englarged in 1930 when it became clear that Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery and Rosenberg Chateau Military Cemetery Extension, approximately one kilometre away, could not be acquired in perpetuity and the graves were moved to the Berks Cemetery Extension.
Inside the cemetery is the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing.