Divisional Collecting Post Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery and Extension

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Division Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1917–1918
Established August 1917
Location 50°52′28″N 02°53′38″E / 50.87444°N 2.89389°E / 50.87444; 2.89389
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials 765
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery and Extension 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 "War Cross" or Cross of Sacrifice.

The cemetery was established by field ambulances of the 48th (South Midland) Division and the 58th (London) Division in August 1917 and was used until January 1918.[2] From 1924 to 1926, after the armistice, the cemetery was enlarged by concentrating batllefield graves and those from smaller cemeteries.[3]

The cemetery and its extension were considered separate sites until their records were combined in 2001.[2]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.[2]

References[edit]

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

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