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Dickebusch New 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 the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.

The New Military Cemetery is on the left and the Extension on the right.

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

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

 

Historical Information

The New Military Cemetery was begun in February 1915 and was used until May 1917 by fighting units and field ambulances, with a few further burials taking place in March and April 1918.

The Extension was used from May 1917 to January 1918.

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery

The Cross is situated in the Extension across the road

The New Military Cemetery contains 624 First World War burials, including 8 unidentified.

The site was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Brothers


Private Cyril Hill

Private Cyril Hill 65448
24th Bn Canadian Infantry
Québec Regiment
Died on 30th April 1916 aged 19
Son of Thomas and Hannah Maria Hill,
of 159, Ville Marie Avenue, Maisonneuve, Montréal

Grave: J 29


Private Horace Hill

Private Horace Hill 65449
24th Bn Canadian Infantry
Québec Regiment
Died on 30th April 1916 aged 22
Son of Thomas and Hannah Maria Hill,
of 159, Ville Marie Avenue, Maisonneuve, Montréal

Grave: J 28

 


Gunner Alexander Mackenzie

Gunner Alexander Mackenzie 47603
Trench Howitzer School
Royal Garrison Artillery
Died on 4th April 1915 aged 16
Son of William and Alice Mackenzie,
of 23, Chandos Rd., Leytonstone Rd., Stratford, London

Grave: D 1

Shot at Dawn

Lance Corporal Joseph Fox

Lance Corporal Joseph Fox 8992
1st Bn Wiltshire Regiment
Died on 20th April 1915 aged 20
Son of Charles and Harriet Fox,
of 45, The Causeway, Chippenham, Wilts

Grave: D 15

Shot for Desertion

 


Other cemeteries in the area


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