Two German graves in Hagle Dump Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem
Wintry scenes of Dadizeele New British Cemetery in Belgium, courtesy of Werner Van Caneghem.
All of those buried in the Commonwealth plot in Audregnies Communal Cemetery died on 24th August, 1914. They were originally buried on the battlefields and most belonged to the 1st Cheshire Regiment. The cemetery contains 40 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 32 of which are unidentified. There is also one French war grave.
We first visited Caëstre Military Cemetery nearly 20 years ago and at that time it was located over a rickety style and through a muddy field. It is now next to a brand new housing estate that has been built around it.
There are now 393 Commonwealth burials or commemorations of the First World War in the cemetery. 11 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate three casualties known to be buried among them. There is also one Commonwealth burial of the Second World War, one non-war burial (a retired member of the Commission's staff) and 110 war graves of other nationalities.
London Rifle Brigade Cemetery was begun by units of the 4th Division in December 1914, and used by fighting units and field ambulances until March 1918; some German burials were made in April and May. The cemetery owes its name to the 22 burials of the London Rifle Brigade (which then belonged to the 4th Division) in Plot III, made in January, February and March 1915. The cemetery now contains 335 Commonwealth and 18 German burials of the First World War.
Fosse 7 was four kilometres East of Mazingarbe, on the West side of the road from Lens to Bethune and it consisted of a pit-head and an Electric Power Station with a garden suburb of miners' houses (the trench which led into the cemetery was named "Quality Street" during the War). Fosse No. 7 Military Cemetery was begun by French troops in May, 1915, and carried on by British units from June, 1915, to April, 1917.
There are now over 100, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, over 10 are unidentified and 17, destroyed by shell fire, are now represented by special memorials.
We have added another 24 pictures of Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval on the Somme. There are now 1,268 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated in the cemetery. Half of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate two casualties believed to be buried among them and five buried in Divion Wood Cemetery No.2, whose graves could not be found on concentration.
The Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park is a memorial site in France dedicated to the commemoration of Dominion of Newfoundland forces members who were killed during World War I. The 74-acre (300,000 m2) preserved battlefield park encompasses the grounds over which the Newfoundland Regiment made their unsuccessful attack on 1 July 1916 during the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
20 new pictures of Helles Memorial, Gallipoli in Turkey, © Geerhard Joos.