DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY

CEMETERY

 

Ieper

 

West-Vlaanderen

 

Belgium

 

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General Directions: 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 was begun in February 1915 (in succession to the Old Military Cemetery near the church), and was used until May 1917, by the units and field ambulances in the neighbourhood. Four additional burials took place in it in March and April 1918. It contains the graves of 529 soldiers from the United Kingdom, 84 from Canada, and 11 from Australia; and 92 of these officers and men belonged to Artillery units. The 31st (Alberta) Canadian infantry battalion erected in it a memorial to 22 of their numbers who fell in April 1916.

The cemetery was designed by  Sir Edwin Lutyens & Captain Wilfred Clement Von Berg, MC

Casualty Details: UK 529; Canada 84; Australia 11; Total Burials: 624

 

   

     

 

12-inch howitzer on railway mounting, being prepared for action. 89th Siege Battery, R.G.A., Dickebusch, 14th June 1916.

IWM (Q 708)

 

 

Ruins in the village of Dickebusch.

Courtesy US government

 

 

Plan of the cemetery

This cemetery is shown to the right of the central road

 

 

Shot at Dawn: 8992 Lance Corporal Joseph Stanley Victor Fox, 1st Bn. Wiltshire Regiment executed for desertion 20/04/1915, aged 20.

Son of Charles and Harriet Fox, of 45, The Causeway, Chippenham, Wilts.

Plot D. 15.

The mass pardon of 306 British Empire soldiers executed for certain offences during the Great War was enacted in section 359 of the Armed Forces Act 2006, which came into effect on royal assent on 8 November 2006.

 

Other Cemeteries in Dickebusch

 

Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension

 

Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery

 

The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch

  Those with awards buried/commemorated within this cemetery:

ALSTON, Lt. Col. James William, Mentioned in Despatches. 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died 15th April 1915, aged 41. D 11

DAVIES, 2nd Lt. Hugh Frederic, Mentioned in Despatches. 1/5th Bn. Cheshire Regt. Killed in action at Ypres, 3rd July 1915, aged 23. F 26

FRASER, Capt. P. W. N., D.S.O. 2nd Bn. Cameron Highlanders. Died 22nd Feb. 1915. A 18

MANN, C.S.M. John Wilson, D.C.M. 2nd Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 11th June 1915, aged 34. E 10

MARSHALL, L/Cpl. D., D.C.M. 18th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 4th April 1917. AA 35

ROGERS, Sgt. Christopher, Mentioned in Despatches. 29th Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 27th March 1916, aged 33. Native of Dublin. I 8

SAUNDERS, L/Sgt. James Henry, M.M. "A" Coy. 10th Bn. Royal West Kent Regt. Killed in action 11th Feb. 1917, aged 36. Native of Sussex. M 30

TOWNSEND, 2nd Lt. Charles Victor, Mentioned in Despatches. 7th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Inf. Killed in action 21st March 1916, aged 27. H 37

WEIR, L/Cpl. K., D.C.M., M.M. 7th Bn. Canadian Inf. (British Columbia Regt.) Died 20th April 1916. J 6

WYATT, Capt. E. F. B., Mentioned in Despatches. 2nd Bn. South Lancashire Regt. Killed in action 8th Jan. 1916, aged 34. G 14
 

Amongst others buried within this cemetery:

ANDREWS, Sgt. Frank. 10th Bn. Royal West Kent Regt. Died of wounds 7th May 1917, aged 26. A Schoolmaster; volunteered 16th Sept. 1914. BB 23

BENNETT, Pte. Arthur Frederick. 4th Bn. Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action at St. Eloi, 6th Feb. 1916, aged 24. His brother Charles also fell. H 21

BOWER, Spr. William Arthur.
1st Army Troops Coy. Canadian Engineers. Killed in action 29th June 1916, aged 22. Student of M.A.C. Canada, 1913, and of Columbian College, B.C. 1914-1915. K 25B

BRAND, Spr. W. E.
56th Field Coy. Royal Engineers. Died of wounds, received at Ypres, 6th May 1915, aged 27. D 8

BROWN, Capt. Christopher Wilkinson.
1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 1st May 1916, aged 23. Son of the Rev. C.V. and Mrs. Brown of Embsay Vicarage, Skipton, Yorks. B.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. Wounded at Neuve chapelle, March 1915 and at Hooge, Sept. 1915. J 36

CAMPBELL, Pte. Malcolm.
2nd Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died 7th June 1915. Also served in the South African War. F 34

COBB, Cpl. Percy Norman.
"D" Bty. 104th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action at the Battle of Ypres, 14th April 1917, aged 19. H 43

COFFEY, Rfn. John James.
"B" Coy. 17th Bn. London Regt. Killed in enemy air raid 3rd Jan. 1917, aged 22. M 23

DRUMMOND-FRASER, 2nd Lt. Murray.
1/5th Bn. Cheshire Regt. Killed in action at Ypres 3rd June 1915, aged 21. Son of Sir Drummond-Fraser, K.B.E. and Lady Drummond-Fraser. Educated at Charterhouse. Native of Manchester. E 22

HITCHCOCK, Bmdr. Frank Newman. "C" Bty. 107th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25th Jan. 1916, aged 22. Was serving in the R.F.A. at the outbreak of war. H 11

HOWLETT, L/Sgt. Frederick James. "B" Coy. 12th Bn. East Surrey Regt. Killed in action 7th Feb. 1917, aged 34. Also served with the 7th Bn. London Regt. from Sept. 1914 to Aug. 1915. M 42

HUNTER, Sgt. Alfred James.
3rd Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died 7th March 1915, aged 34. Also served in the South African War. B 5

INGHAM, Pte. Fred Wright. 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 14th June 1916, aged 34. Also served at Mons and Gallipoli. K 21

JAMES, Capt. Eric Samuel Pennant Kingsbury. 4th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action, near Ypres, 17th March 1915, aged 27. Foundation Scholar, St. Paul's School. Open Classical Exhibitioner and M.A. of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. B 41

LILLIE, Maj. Frederick Sutherland. 1st Bn. Royal Irish Regiment. Killed in action at St. Eloi, 15th March 1915, aged 42. Son of the Rev. J. E. S. and Mrs. C. M. Lillie. Served in the North-West Frontier of Indian Campaign (1897-1898) A 17

LINDSAY, Gnr. William.
"A" Bty. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres, 1st Feb. 1917, aged 38. M 53

MACDONALD BROWN, Capt. Ian. Royal Army Medical Corps, attd. 190th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action near Ypres, 15th Nov. 1916, aged 28. L 14

McKEE, L/Cpl. R. 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Died 24th May 1915, aged 32. Also served in the South African War with the R.A.M.C. L 26

PEILE, Lt. John Selby Chadwick.
"C" Bty. 190th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 2nd June 1917, aged 21. Son of Lt. Col. Alfred James and Marion Peile of Wimbledon, London. Educated at Cheltenham College and Royal Military Academy. B 22

PRIESTLEY, Gnr. William. 189th Brig. Royal Field Artillery. Accidentally drowned 17th Nov. 1916, aged 19. M 8

SELBY-SMYTH, Capt. Miles Bury. 4th Bn. The Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 5th March 1915, aged 30. Son of Lt. Col. Edward Guy and Georgiana Florence Selby-Smyth. B 39

SMITH, Sgt. George William. 7th Bn. Border Regt. Died 2nd March 1916, aged 34. Also served in the South African War. H 25

Information collated by Barry Cuttell