Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery

The cemetery was begun in April 1915 at the North-end of a small plantation of larches. It was used by troops holding this sector, particularly the 46th (North Midland) Division and the 1st Dorsets, until April 1918. It was enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields of Ypres and from the following smaller cemeteries:-

  • America Crossroads Geman Cemetery, Wervicq, (named from a cabaret between Wervicq and Kruiseecke) contained the graves of five soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in October, 1914
  • Bruges General Cemetery, St. Michel, contained the graves of 32 soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom and one Canadian merchant seaman
  • Cortemarck German Cemetery, No.1, a little North-West of the village, contained the grave of two R.F.C. officers
  • Eerneghem German Cemetery, a little East of Eerneghem, that of one R.A.F. officer
  • Ghistelles Churchyard, contained the graves of two British soldiers who fell in July, 1917. There was a German aerodrome at Ghistelles, and the Germans used a plot in the Churchyard for war burials
  • Gronenberg German Cemetery, Zantvoorde (on the South side of "Shrewsbury Forest"), contained the graves of four soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in February, 1915
  • Handzaeme German Cemetery (on the North side of the village) those of two Canadian soldiers who fell in May, 1915
  • Ichteghem German Cemetery (a little West of Ichteghem) those of two unknown R.A.F. officers
  • Leffinghe German Cemetery (on the North side of the village) contained the graves of one R.F.C. officer who fell in July, 1917, and three unknown soldiers from the United Kingdom
  • Marckhove German Cemetery, CORTEMARCK, those of ten soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom who fell in 1918
  • Oudenburg Churchyard contained the graves of two soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in 1917
  • Tenbrielen Communal Cemetery German Extension those of six who fell in 1914
  • Thourout German Cemetery No.2 (on the road to Jabbeke, beyond the railway line), contained the graves of seven soldiers and airmen from the United Kingdom and one from Canada
  • Vladsoloo German Cemetery (near the Church) those of two R.F.C. officers who fell in 1917
  • Warneton Sud-et-Bas German Cemetery, those of two unknown British soldiers who fell in 1918
  • Wervicq Communal Cemetery and its extensions (on the Belgian side of the Lys) contained the graves of 62 soldiers from the United Kingdom and six from Canada
  • Wijnendaele German Cemetery, Thourout, contained the graves of two flying officers from the United Kingdom and one from Canada
  • Zantvoorde German Cemetery (called also De Voorstraat No.49) those of eleven soldiers from the United Kingdom who fell in 1914

The cemetery contains 856 burials and commemorations of the First World War. 321 of the burials are unidentified and there are special memorials to 82 casualties known or believed to be buried in the cemetery. Other special memorials record the names of five casualties buried in German cemeteries whose graves could not be found on concentration

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