Buffs Road Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Buffs Road
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1917–1918
Established July 1917
Location 50°52′36″N 02°54′58″E / 50.87667°N 2.91611°E / 50.87667; 2.91611
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by A J S Hutton
Total burials 289
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Buffs Road 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]

Foundation[edit]

The Cross of Sacrifice or "War Cross"

The cemetery, named after the nickname of a nearby small lane,[2] was founded in July 1917 by the 12th, 13th and 14th Royal Sussex Regiment and the Royal Artillery.[3] After the armistice, the cemetery was enlarged by concentrating battlefield graves and that of one officer buried in Brielen Churchyard in 1915,[3] whilst one Belgian soldier was removed.[2]

The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.[3]

References[edit]

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

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