Railway Chateau Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Railway Chateau Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Stones at entrance to Railway Chateau Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery
Used for those deceased 1914–1916
Established 1914
Location 50°51′13″N 02°51′24″E / 50.85361°N 2.85667°E / 50.85361; 2.85667
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by W H Cowlishaw
Total burials 105
Unknown burials 6
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com and CWGC

Railway Chateau Cemetery[1] (referred to as Railway Chateau British Cemetery on the entrance stone) is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) burial ground for the dead of the First World War located in Belgium 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.[2]

Foundation[edit]

This small cemetery was originally established as Augustine Street Cabaret Cemetery in November 1914. It was also known as L.4 Post Cemetery.[1]

The cemetery was designed by W H Cowlishaw.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth War Graves Commission, accessed 30 December 2007
  2. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006

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