Blauwepoort Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Blauwepoort Farm
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance stone
Used for those deceased 1915–1916
Established1914
Location50°49′46″N 02°54′29″E / 50.82944°N 2.90806°E / 50.82944; 2.90806
near 
Designed byW H Cowlishaw
Total burials90
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries

Blauwepoort Farm 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]

Cemetery grounds

Foundation[edit]

The cemetery was begun in November 1914 by the French Chasseurs Alpins. British burials began in February 1915.[2] The cemetery closed in November 1916, [3] with the French graves being removed after the armistice.[4]

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ "Wereldoorlog I in de Westhoek – Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery". www.wo1.be. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "BLAUWEPOORT FARM CEMETERY". ww1cemeteries.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-17. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  4. ^ a b "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04.

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