La Brique Military Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries
|La Brique Military 1 and 2|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased 1915 (No 1); 1915–1918 (No 2)|
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
|Designed by||Sir Reginald Blomfield|
|Total burials||91 (No 1); 840 (No 2)|
|Unknown burials||4 (No 1); 400 (No 2)|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 91 (No 1); 840 (No 2)
|Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com   and CWGC  |
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 cemetery, named after a now-lost brickworks near to the site, is divided in two by the main road. Cemetery No 1 was founded in May 1915 and used until December 1915. It is the smaller of the two.
Cemetery No 2 was founded in February 1915 and was used until March 1918. Originally containing 383 graves, the cemetery was expanded by concentration of graves from the battlefield after the Armistice. It now contains 840 graves. One of the graves concentrated in Cemetery No 2 was originally in the now-gone Kemmel No 2 French Cemetery.
The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.
- First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry for No 1, accessed 30 December 2007
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission entry for No 2, accessed 30 December 2007
- wo1.be, accessed 30 December 2007
- wo1.be persoon detail fiche, accessed 30 December 2007
- WW1Cemeteries.com, accessed 30 December 2007