A big thank you to Johan Pauwels and Nicholas Philpot who have supplied us with many French and German Military cemeteries in Belgium and France. We still have many more to add but here are just a few. Click on the pictures to access.
8 more pictures added of Desplanque Farm Cemetery in France, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. The cemetery stands behind a farm, now rebuilt, which was used at first as a dressing station and later as an observation post. It was begun in October 1914 by units of the 6th Division, and used until June 1916. There are now over 50, 1914-1918 war casualties buried in this site. Of these, a small number are unidentified.
13 more pictures added to Tournai Communal Cemetery Allied Extension including two pictures of the World War Two plot and a picture of the graves of two airmen who were among the first men to be killed from the Royal Flying Corps on 22nd August 1914. Pictures © Werner Van Caneghem
15 more pictures added to Oostende New Communal Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem. The Commonwealth plots at Oostende New Communal Cemetery contain 50 burials of the First World War and 366 from the Second World War, 75 of the latter unidentified. The plots also contain eight non-war burials and eight war graves of other nationalities.
10 more pictures added to Strand Military Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Geerhard Joos. There are 1,143 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 354 of the burials are unidentified but there are special memorials to six casualties known or believed to be buried among them, and to 13 whose graves in four of the concentrated cemeteries were destroyed by shell fire.
The eight Second World War burials (three of which are unidentified) all date from May 1940 and the withdrawal of the British Expeditionary force to Dunkirk ahead of the German advance.
9 more pictures added to Solferino Farm Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Geerhard Joos. Solferino Farm was given its name by French troops who held this part of the line early in 1915. The cemetery, which is opposite the site of the farm, was begun by Commonwealth forces in October 1917 and was used by the units fighting in this sector until August 1918.
The cemetery now contains 296 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and a small plot of three German war graves from this period. There are also five burials from the Second World War, dating from the Allied retreat to Dunkirk in May 1940.
New pictures of the Pool of Peace near Wytschaete in Belgium, courtesy of Geerhard Joos
10 more pictures added to St. Quentin Cabaret Military Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Geerhard Joos. The cemetery was begun in February 1915 by the 46th (North Midland) Division and continued to be used by the divisions holding the sector until it fell into German hands with the capture of Wulverghem in April 1918. The village and cemetery were recovered in September, but only two further burials were made. There are 460 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery.
9 more pictures added to St. Julien Dressing Station Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Geerhard Joos. There are 420 First World War servicemen buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 180 of the burials are unidentified, but there are special memorials to 11 casualties known or believed to be buried among them.