Dochy Farm New British Cemetery

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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Names

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EDOLS , Alleyn Thomas

Service number 7373
Sergeant
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 20 Mar 1888

MCFADDEN, Patrick

Service number 243
Private
47th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 15 Jan 1898

HODGE, Harold Frederick

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

WEDDING, Arthur Herbert

Service number 3333
Private
43rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jun 1891

HARPER, Harold William

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

MURPHY, Philip Edmund

Service number 3085A
Private
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Dec 1882

WICKENS, Harry George

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

DUFFIELD, Albert Lionel

Service number 6240
Private
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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