Dickebusch New Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Extension

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Dickebusch New Military Cemetery and Extension
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Dickebusch New Military Cemetery and Extension
Used for those deceased 1915–1918
Established 1915
Location 50°49′05″N 02°49′54″E / 50.81806°N 2.83167°E / 50.81806; 2.83167
near Dikkebus, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens
Total burials 1,171
Unknown burials 13
Burials by nation

Allied Powers: (Cemetery/Extension)

Burials by war
World War I: 624/547
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com [1] [2] and CWGC [3] [4]

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery and Extension are Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial grounds for the dead of the First World War located in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front in Belgium.

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 main cemetery was founded in February 1915 by field ambulances and troops in the area[2] after the closure of the Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery a short distance away.[3]

The Extension – across the road from the cemetery – was established in May 1917,[2] again for use by ambulance units and troops.[3]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry on the cemetery, accessed 29 December 2007
  3. ^ a b WW1Cemeteries.com, accessed 29 December 2007

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