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Cemetery Details

Location Zonnebeke, Provincie West-Vlaanderen (West Flanders) - Flanders, Belgium
Co‑ordinates N50.90433, E3.0109
Description

The village of Passchendaele (now Passendale) and surrounding area were associated with every phase of the First World War. In the middle of October 1914, Passchendaele was briefly under Allied occupation but by 20 October it was in German hands, where it remained for the next three years. On 6 November 1917, after the severest fighting in most unfavourable weather, the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade took, and passed, the village; this fight was part of the Second Battle of Passchendaele, the last of the Battles of Ypres, 1917. In the middle of April 1918, in the Battles of the Lys, the Allied line was withdrawn far back on the road to Ypres, but on 29 September, in the course of the Allied offensive in Flanders, Belgian forces recaptured the village.

The New British Cemetery was made after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of Passchendaele and Langemarck. Almost all of the burials are from the autumn of 1917.

The cemetery now contains 2,101 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 1,600 of the graves are unidentified but there are special memorials to seven casualties believed to be buried among them.

The cemetery was designed by Charles Holden.

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EVANS, Francis

Service number 2399
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Oct 1884

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LODGE, Francis Miller

Service number 2668
Corporal
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1 Oct 1897

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RUSSELL, William Paterson

Service number 4181
Company Sergeant Major
48th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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GOULD, Elwyn Samuel

Service number Officer
Captain
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 13 Jul 1893

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HOLLINGUM, Edward William Thomas

Service number 1727
Corporal
27th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1884

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PITMAN, Talbert Lawrence

Service number 10794
Lieutenant
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 7 Aug 1891

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EDWARDS, David

Service number 3386
Private

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CRAIG, Archibald Reginald

Service number 3140
Private
51st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 19 Jul 1889

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