Brandhoek New Military Number 3 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Brandhoek New Military No 3
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1917–1918
EstablishedAugust 1917
Location50°51′06″N 02°47′16″E / 50.85167°N 2.78778°E / 50.85167; 2.78778
near 
Designed bySir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials975
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Brandhoek New Military Cemetery Number 3 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 cemetery

Foundation[edit]

The cemetery was begun by the British in August 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele to replace the nearby Brandhoek New Military Cemetery.[2]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield,[2] with the gates being presented by the father of Lt AH Strutt, one of the soldiers buried within.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04.
  3. ^ "BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3". ww1cemeteries.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04.

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