Chester Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased 1915–1917|
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
|Designed by||Sir Edwin Lutyens|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 424
|Statistics source: wo1.be and firstworldwar.com|
The cemetery grounds were assigned to the United Kingdom in perpetuity by the King of Belgium in recognition of the sacrifices made by the British Empire in the defence and liberation of Belgium during the war.
Commonwealth troops began using the site as a cemetery in March 1915. The cemetery is named after a nearby farm, which was itself probably named by the 2nd Battalion of the Cheshire Regiment in 1915.
There are cenotaphs for six soldiers (five British and one Canadian) who are known or believed to be buried in the cemetery but whose actual plot was lost or destroyed. These stones usually have the Rudyard Kipling-derived footnote "Their glory shall not be blotted out".
- wo1.be Archived November 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine., undated, accessed 17 February 2006
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry, undated, accessed 17 February 2007
- Duffy, Michael firstworldwar.com, 1 September 2002, accessed 17 February 2007
- Reed, Paul (1999). Walking the Salient. Leo Cooper. ISBN 978-0850526172. (Chapter 5)
- wo1.be Archived November 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine., undated, accessed 17 February 2007
- wo1.be Archived February 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., undated, accessed 17 February 2006
- Lieutenant Ernest Stafford Carlos at Find a Grave
- CWGC record
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