Wytschaete Mil Cemetery

 

 

 

Wytschaete is a concentration cemetery.

The cross is the 16th Irish Division memorial

The Division took Wytschaete 

(now Wijtschate)

on 7th June 1917

During the

Battle of Messines

There are 1,002 men buried or commemorated here, of which 673 are unidentified.

There are 16 Special memorials.

Other Special memorials commemorate men known to be buried in other cemeteries but whose graves could not be found.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Known to the troops as

Whitesheet

Some of the smaller Battlefield Casualties graves were also concentrated here.

Note once again the immaculate lawned area and shrubs.

 

 

 

 

Private Henry Green

9th Bn Sherwood Foresters.

07/06/1917

[ Some day sometime our eyes shall see, the face we keep in memory]

7-11th June 1917

9th Bn took part in the attack on Wytschaete 

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