R.E. Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery
|R.E. Farm Cemetery|
|Commonwealth War Graves Commission|
|Used for those deceased 1914–1918|
near Wytschaete, Heuvelland, Belgium
|Designed by||Wilfred Clement Von Berg|
|Burials by nation|
|Burials by war|
World War I: 179
|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 area around R.E. Farm Cemetery was much fought over during the Great War. The invading German armies took Wytschaete on 1 November 1914; it was retaken in June 1917 but lost during the Spring Offensive in April 1918; the Allies finally retook the area in September 1918 as the fighting swept out of the Salient with the crumbling of German forces in the face of the Hundred Days Offensive. The site of the cemetery itself remained in Allied hands until the Spring Offensive. The site originally held a farm building, known officially as Ferme des douze Bonniers. British troops called this R.E. Farm.