Brandhoek New Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|Brandhoek New Military|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased 1917|
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
|Designed by||Sir Reginald Blomfield|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 558
|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 begun by the British in July 1917 to replace the nearby Brandhoek Military Cemetery, which closed with the arrival of the 32nd, 3rd Australian and 44th Casualty Clearing Stations as part of the preparations for the Battle of Passchendaele.
Buried here is Oxford-born Captain Dr Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and bar MC. The Victoria Cross is Britain and the Commonwealth's highest award for bravery. Captain Chavasse was a doctor who repeatedly saved wounded men whilst being wounded himself on more than one occasion, and under heavy fire, with total disregard for his own safety. Chavasse was one of only three people to have won the Victoria Cross twice, once on 9 August 1916 at Guillemont, in France and later at Brandhoek, where he died from wounds sustained in the operation he was decorated for.
- First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
- "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- "BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY". ww1cemeteries.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
- Capt Noel Godfrey Chavasse at Find a Grave
- Jones, Ian. "Captain Noel Godfrey Chavasse, VC and Bar, MC, RAMC". www.chavasse.u-net.com. Archived from the original on 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
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