The Huts Cemetery, ​Dickebusch, Belgium Back to Search

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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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MUNT, Leslie Gordon

Service number 17705
Private
Army Medical Corps (AIF)
AIF WW1

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RICHARDS, Harry Sampson

Service number 28294
Gunner
12th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1 Mar 1894

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CRONIN, Michael Joseph

Service number 10328
Gunner
1st Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born Sep 1897

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BEARD, Herbert Alexander

Service number 21968
Driver
Born May 1890

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NETHERCOTT, Henry George

Service number 24382
Driver
26th Australian Field Artillery Battery
AIF WW1
Born 12 Dec 1880

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DALTON, James

Service number 2468
Sergeant
2nd Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 25 May 1883

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FERGUSON, Austin

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

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GATCUM, Leslie Harold

Service number 23053
Second Lieutenant
Born 1892

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