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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 In the middle of April 1918, in the Battles of the Lys, the Allied line was withdrawn far back on the road to Ypres, but on 29 September, in the course of the Allied offensive in Flanders, Belgian forces recaptured the village.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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HAWSE, Russell Highfield

Service number 967
Lance Corporal
23rd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1892

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PITMAN, Talbert Lawrence

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

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GOULD, Elwyn Samuel

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

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EAST, Ernest

Service number 103
Lance Corporal
24th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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DICKSON, William Ernest

Service number 6980
Lance Corporal
8th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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WARREN, Lewis Stanley

Service number 2903
Private
44th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 25 May 1889

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GAY, Harry Gillon

Service number 310
Second Lieutenant
6th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 1896

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ABSOLOM, David Leslie Clyde

Service number 1782
Corporal
40th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 27 Apr 1894

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