Dickebusch Old Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery
Used for those deceased 1915, 1940
Established 1915
Location 50°49′09″N 02°49′59″E / 50.81917°N 2.83306°E / 50.81917; 2.83306
near Dikkebus, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by J R Truelove
Total burials 57
Unknown burials 3
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: wo1.be and CWGC

Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of the First World War and the Second World War located in the Ypres Salient in Belgium on the Western Front of the first war.

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 first war.[1]

Foundation[edit]

The cemetery, opposite the local churchyard, was founded in January 1915 when this area was in the front line.[2] It was used until March 1915, when a new cemetery was established in the village.[3]

The cemetery was used again in May 1940, for ten British troops killed during the retreat after the invasion of Belgium by Nazi forces.[4]

The cemetery was designed by J R Truelove.

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ wo1.be, accessed 12 January 2008
  3. ^ WW1Cemeteries.com, accessed 12 January 2008
  4. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 12 January 2008

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