Chocques Military Cemetery

Historical Information (Source: CWGC)

Chocques was occupied by Commonwealth forces from the late autumn of 1914 to the end of the war. The village was at one time the headquarters of I Corps and from January 1915 to April 1918, No.1 Casualty Clearing Station was posted there. Most of the burials from this period are of casualties who died at the clearing station from wounds received at the Bethune front. From April to September 1918, during the German advance on this front, the burials were carried out by field ambulances, divisions and fighting units.

 

Chocques Military Cemetery now contains 1,801 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, 134 of then unidentified. There are also 82 German war graves, 47 being unidentified. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

 

Served with

  • United Kingdom (1614)
  • Canadian (51)
  • German (32)
  • South African (4)
  • Indian (1)

Served in

  • Army (1657)
  • Air Force (45)
Chocques MC
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