Elzenwalle Brasserie Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Elzenwalle Brasserie, Voormezele
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery
Used for those deceased 1915–1918
Established February 1915
Location 50°48′40″N 02°51′33″E / 50.81111°N 2.85917°E / 50.81111; 2.85917
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by G H Goldsmith
Total burials 144
Unknown burials 5
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Elzenwalle Brasserie Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located near Ypres 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 cemetery takes its name from the brewery opposite.[2] Founded in February 1915, it was formed from eight regimental burial grounds. There are between one and fourteen graves in each of these plots.[3]

This cemetery is a prime example of regimental burial grounds created by the units defending the trenches in the area between 1915 and 1917.[3] The graves are of individual soldiers killed holding the line of the trenches during the long stalemate of the front and the new forward line after the Battle of Messines.[4]

The cemetery was designed by G H Goldsmith.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 27 September 2007
  3. ^ a b WW1Cemeteries.com, accessed 27 September 2007
  4. ^ Wereldoorlog I in de Westhoek, accessed 27 September 2007

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