Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries

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Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemeteries entrance stone
Used for those deceased 1915-1918
Established 1915
Location 50°51′41.0″N 02°54′54.1″E / 50.861389°N 2.915028°E / 50.861389; 2.915028
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials 477 (Grounds) 229 (Lawn)
Unknown burials 111 (Grounds)
Burials by nation

Allied Powers: (Grounds/Lawn)

Central Powers: (Grounds/Lawn)

Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com [1][2] and the CWGC [3][4]

Potijze Château Lawn and Grounds Cemeteries are Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial grounds for the dead of the First World War located in the Ypres Salient 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]

These adjoining cemeteries are two of four in and around the site of the former Potijze Château.[2] The château was behind Allied lines for most of the war and served as an Advanced Dressing Station.[3] The château was destroyed by German artillery fire.[4]

The cemeteries were extended after the war by concentration of battlefield graves and small cemeteries from the north-east of Ypres.[5][6]

The cemeteries were designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ WW1Cemeteries.com, accessed 28 December 2007]
  3. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission accessed 28 December 2007
  4. ^ firstworldwar.com, accessed 28 December 2007
  5. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Potijze Château Lawn, accessed 28 December 2007
  6. ^ Commonwealth War Graves Commission on Potijze Château Grounds, accessed 28 December 2007

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