Brandhoek Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Brandhoek Military
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1915–1917
Established May 1915
Location 50°51′10″N 02°47′29″E / 50.85278°N 2.79139°E / 50.85278; 2.79139
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials 671
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Brandhoek Military Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located near Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium on the Western Front.

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.[1]

The War Stone

Foundation[edit]

The cemetery was begun by the British in May 1915 in a field next to a dressing station.[2] The cemetery was closed in July 1917 when Brandhoek New Military Cemetery was opened.[3]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ "BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY". ww1cemeteries.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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