Potijze Château Wood Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Potijze Château Wood
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Potijze Château Wood Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery
Used for those deceased 1915–1918
Established 1915
Location 50°51′41″N 02°54′47″E / 50.86139°N 2.91306°E / 50.86139; 2.91306
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield
Total burials 157
Unknown burials 6
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com and CWGC

Potijze Château Wood Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground 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]

The cemetery is one 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 cemetery holds the bodies of 46 soldiers, from the Hampshire and Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers regiments, who were killed in August 1916 by poison gas.[5]

The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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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, accessed 29 December 2008

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