Klein-Vierstaat British Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)

The village of Kemmel and the adjoining hill, Mont Kemmel, were the scene of fierce fighting in the latter half of April 1918, in which both Commonwealth and French forces were engaged. The cemetery was begun in January 1917 and Plots I to III were made by field ambulances and fighting units before the middle of January 1918. Plot IV was begun in April 1918. After the Armistice, graves were brought into Plot I, Row H, and Plots IV to VII, from two smaller cemeteries and from the battlefields of Dikkebus, Loker and Kemmel.

 

Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery now contains 805 First World War burials, 109 of them unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Served with

·         United Kingdom (674)

·         Australian (8)

·         Canadian (7)

·         New Zealand (7)

·         South African (1)

Served in

·         Army (696)

·         Air Force (1)

Klein Vierstraat
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