The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium

Cemetery Details

Location
Co‑ordinates N50.8233302, E2.819927
Description

Location Information
The Huts Cemetery is located 6 Kms south-west of Ieper town centre. 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 Dikkebus village the cemetery is reached by taking a right hand turning onto the Melkerijstraat. This road continues for 1 Km, over a crossroads and bending sharply to the right, then meeting a junction with the Steenakkerstraat. The cemetery is located 200 metres after this junction on the Steenakkerstraat.

History Information
This cemetery takes its name from a line of huts strung along the road from Dickebusch (now Dikkebus) to Brandhoek, which were used by field ambulances during the 1917 Allied offensive on this front. Plots I to X and XII to XIV were filled between July and November 1917. Plots XV and XI followed. Nearly two-thirds of the burials are of gunners as many artillery positions existed nearby. The cemetery was closed in April 1918 when the German advance (the Battle of the Lys) brought the front line very close. The advance was finally halted on the eastern side of the village, following fierce fighting at Dickebusch Lake, on 8 May. There are now 1,094 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

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Names

Showing 8 people of interest from cemetery

WATKINS, Edgar Bruce

Service number 6105
Lance Corporal
10th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Nov 1892

MCKAY, David John

Service number 28112
Gunner
Born 4 Jan 1896

CAPORN, Walter Edward

Service number 1232
Gunner
14th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1892

CALVERLEY, Roy Edgar James

Service number 123
Private
29th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

BRIDGMAN, William Leonard

Service number 8481
Driver
6th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 27 Aug 1883

KEENE, Roy Oscar Claude

Service number 132
Lieutenant
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 2 Jul 1894

HORNER, George Sackville Cotter

Service number 3370
Sergeant
59th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1894

FERGUSON, Austin

Service number 2367
Lance Corporal
11th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1888

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