Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery, as viewed from the entrance of the Berks Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Extension opposite
Used for those deceased April 1915 – November 1917
Established 1915
Location 50°44′16″N 02°52′59″E / 50.73778°N 2.88306°E / 50.73778; 2.88306
near Ploegsteert, Hainaut, Belgium
Designed by H Chalton Bradshaw
Total burials 87
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1cemeteries.com

Hyde Park Corner (Royal Berks) Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground in Belgium for the dead of the First World War, located in the village of Ploegsteert in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front.

This small cemetery is not to be confused with the much larger Berks Cemetery Extension, which is also the site of the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing. Both of these are located directly opposite, across the road.

History[edit]

This small cemetery was originally set up by 1st and 4th Royal Berkshire Regiment troops in April 1915. The cemetery later expanded across the road, where the Berks Cemetery Extension was built,[1] and which now also houses the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing.

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.

The current appearance of the cemetery was designed by H(arold) Chalton Bradshaw, who also designed the Cambrai Memorial in France.[2]

Notable graves[edit]

Hyde Park Corner cemetery contains the graves of 87 soldiers, both from the Allied Powers and the Central Powers. The burials include:

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CWGC entry, accessed 26 May 2006
  2. ^ First World War, accessed 26 May 2006
  3. ^ "Casualty Details: Poulton Palmer, Ronald William". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 2013-05-13. 
  4. ^ Irish Shot at Dawn Campaign, accessed 26 May 2006
  5. ^ The Shot at Dawn Campaign website, accessed 23 May 2006

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