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Cemetery Details

Location Zonnebekestraat, Zonnebeke, Provincie West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) - Flanders, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.8817, E2.97199
Description

Location Information
Dochy Farm New British Cemetery is located 7 kilometres north-east of Ieper town centre on the Zonnebekestraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332) connecting Ieper to Zonnebeke. Two roads connect Ieper town centre onto the Zonnebeekseweg. The Torhoutstraat leads from the market square onto a small roundabout. Take the first right turn which is Basculestraat. At the end of Basculestraat there is a crossroads and Zonnebeekseweg is the turning to the left. 7 kilometres along the Zonnebeekseweg, in the village of Zonnebeke, lies the left hand turning onto the Langemarkstraat (further on this street name changes to Zonnebekestraat). The cemetery lies 1.5 kilometres along this road on the left hand side.

History Information
Dochy Farm, which had become a German strong point, was taken by the 2nd/5th Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment on 26 September 1917, in the Battle of Polygon Wood. The cemetery was made after the Armistice when isolated graves were brought in from the battlefields of Boesinghe, St. Julien, Frezenberg and Passchendaele. The cemetery now contains 1,439 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 958 of the burials are unidentified but special memorials commemorate two casualties believed to be buried among them. The cemetery was designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield.

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HARPER, Harold William

Service number 6517
Second Lieutenant
21st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1885

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FELL, Frank Rupert

Service number 585
Private
37th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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WICKENS, Harry George

Service number 7314
Lance Corporal
13th Field Company Engineers
AIF WW1
Born 1 Apr 1887

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KINCAID, Robert Francis

Service number 2893
Private
2nd Pioneer Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1898

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TREVASKIS, Frederick

Service number 2262
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 5 Mar 1891

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WRIGHT, William Edward

Service number 3702
Corporal
4th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1
Born 11 Aug 1895

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GLEADHILL, Frederick William

Service number 2420
Private
45th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 28 Feb 1898

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HODGE, Harold Frederick

Service number 3166
Private
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1895

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