Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery

History Information (Source: CWGC)

From June to November 1917, Commonwealth Forces (XV Corps) held the front line in Belgium from St.Georges (now Sint Joris), near Ramskapelle, to the sea. Most of Plot I of Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery was made in July and August 1917, but the cemetery was considerably enlarged after the Armistice when graves were brought in from the battlefields and smaller burial grounds.

 

There are now 841 Commonwealth casualties of the First World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. 312 of the burials are unidentified, but special memorials commemorate two casualties known or believed to be buried among them. Also within this number are 26 special memorials to casualties originally buried at Nieuport or Nieuport-Bains whose graves were destroyed by shell fire. There are an additional 2 unidentified Foreign National burials here. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Served with

·         United Kingdom (519)

·         Australian (8)

·         Canadian (2)

·         South African (1)

Served in

·         Army (511)

·         Air Force (10)

·         Navy (9)

Ramscapelle Road
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