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Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery


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Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Kemmel Chateau was north-east of Kemmel village and the cemetery was established on the north side of the chateau grounds in December 1914. It continued to be used by divisions fighting on the southern sectors of the Belgian front until March 1918, when after fierce fighting involving both Commonwealth and French forces, the village and cemetery fell into German hands in late April. The cemetery was retaken later in the year, but in the interval it was badly shelled and the old chateau destroyed. There are now 1,135 Commonwealth burials of the First World War in the cemetery.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Second Lieutenant J. A. MacLean MC, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


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Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org. Original source of photograph unknown.