Wieltje Farm Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery

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Wieltje Farm Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Entrance marker
Used for those deceased 1917–1918
Established July 1917
Location 50°52′09″N 02°54′38″E / 50.86917°N 2.91056°E / 50.86917; 2.91056
near Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium
Designed by A J S Hutton
Total burials 116
Burials by nation
Burials by war
Statistics source: WW1Cemeteries.com

Wieltje Farm Cemetery is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission burial ground for the dead of the First World War located near Ypres (now Ieper) in Belgium 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, named after a nearby farm,[2] was begun by the 2nd and 4th Gloucesters amongst others in July 1917.[3] It was closed in October 1917.[2]

The cemetery was designed by A J S Hutton.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ First World War, accessed 19 August 2006
  2. ^ a b "Wieltje Farm Cemetery". ww1cemeteries.com. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  3. ^ a b "CWGC :: Cemetery Details". www.cwgc.org. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 

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