Poperinghe Old Military Cem

 

Early graves in this small area of the cemetery.

The men would have been buried shoulder to shoulder. A number of the headstones have two names on them because of this.

 

The grassed are once contained some 800 Belgian and French graves, plus 500 Belgian Civilians.

These were removed after the war.

 

 

 

7 Special memorials for men 'known to be ' or 'believed to be' buried in this cemetery.

 

 

 

The Old Military Cemetery was first used during the 1st Battle of Ypres and was closed at the beginning of May 1915.

It contains 450 Commonwealth Burials of which 24 are unidentified.  7 Special memorials.

There are also German and Chinese Graves.

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