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Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery

Location

From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg.

On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on a street called Neerplaats. Turn left off the Dikkebusseweg into a small street called Kerkstraat and then 200 metres along this street, just beyond the village church, left into Neerplaats. The cemetery forms the southern side of this street.

You have to turn left just before the church as the road around it is now a one-way system. The cemetery is not sign posted. If you reach the CWGC Extension you have missed it.

Note that like many villages in Flanders the current name has reverted to a Flemish form: Dikkebus.

 

Historical Information

The Old Military Cemetery was used as a front line cemetery in January, February and March 1915.

The cemetery contains 46 First World War burials.

Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery

There are also ten burials from the Second World War, all dating from late May 1940 when the British Expeditionary Force withdrew ahead of the German advance.

The cemetery was designed by J R Truelove.

 


CSM B Percival

CSM B Percival 718
8th Bn The Queen’s
Royal West Surrey Regiment
Died on 13th November 1915
Husband of Mrs. Percival
of 68, Rosaville Rd., Fulham, London

Grave: A 10


Private David Cranston

Private David Cranston 10997
2nd Bn Royal Irish Fusiliers
Died on 13th February 1915 aged 21
Son of Joseph and Martha Cranston
of 115, Parkmount, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Grave: A 9


Private John Galloway

Private John Galloway 6976614
2nd Bn Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Died on 28th May 1940 aged 32
Son of John and Kathleen Galloway
Husband of Mary Galloway
of Stewartstown, Co. Tyrone,
Northern Ireland

Grave: AA 9

Private Cecil Smith Private Cecil Smith

Private Cecil Smith 9524
1st Bn Leinster Regiment
Died on 15th February 1915 aged 19
Son of Richard and Albertina Smith
of 9, Married Quarters, Portland
Native of Yelverton, Devon

Grave: C 10

 


Other cemeteries in the area

Recent Additions

Canadian Cemetery No.2

Givenchy Road Canadian Cemetery

Petit Vimy British Cemetery

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