Bedford House

 

 

Originally made up of five enclosures.

Graves from No1, were moved to White House Cemetery, St Jan.

Graves from No 5, to Aeroplane Cemetery, Ypres.

No 2, was begun in December 1915 and used until October 1918.

No 3, was used from February 1915 to December 1916.

No 4,  was used from June 1916 to February 1918.

In the 1930s No 6, was made from graves that were still found on the battlefield.  This also contains men from World War 2.  

 

 

Surrounded by moats.

Barbara is standing in the World War 2 plot.

There are 69 Second World War graves.

World War 1

4422 - United Kingdom.

390 - Canadian.

249 - Australian.

36 - New Zelanders.

21 - South African.

21 - Indian.

There is also 1 Russian Labour Corps man -

Pte H Reidler, killed - 17 July 1919

 

 

 

 

 

Spires of Ypres in the background.

It is only 2.5 kilometres via the Lille Gate  to the centre of Ypres.

 

5,139 Commonwealth servicemen are buried or commemorated in the cemetery.

3,011 are unidentified.

 

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