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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NEWMAN, Ormonde Irving

Service number 10456
Wheeler Corporal
4th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 22 Nov 1892

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HERBERT, Stanley Roy

Service number 1651
Private
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born Jan 1893

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HARRIGAN, James Edward

Service number 1078
Private
15th Machine Gun Company
AIF WW1

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RAPMUND, Harold Willebrod

Service number 25625
Gunner
5th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 1891

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FERGUSON, Austin

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

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JEFFREY, William Roy

Service number 6754
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1895

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HAWKE, Alfred William

Service number 15047
Gunner
13th Field Artillery Brigade
AIF WW1
Born 30 Jun 1894

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GATCUM, Leslie Harold

Service number 23053
Second Lieutenant
Born 1892

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