La Belle Alliance Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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La Belle Alliance
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1916–1918
Established February 1916
Location 50°52′34″N 02°53′38″E / 50.87611°N 2.89389°E / 50.87611; 2.89389
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by J R Truelove
Total burials 60
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

La Belle Alliance Cemetery 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 cemetery's Cross of Sacrifice

The cemetery, named after a nearby farmhouse,[2] was established by the 10th and 11th King's Royal Rifle Corps in February 1916.[3] It was used until March, then opened again in July 1917. It closed in August of that year.[2]

The cemetery was designed by J R Truelove.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b "La Belle Alliance Cemetery". ww1cemeteries.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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