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Poperinghe New Military Cemetery


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Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. The town of Poperinghe (now Poperinge) was of great importance during the First World War because, although occasionally bombed or bombarded at long range, it was the nearest place to Ypres (now Ieper) which was both considerable in size and reasonably safe. It was at first a centre for Casualty Clearing Stations, but by 1916 it became necessary to move these units further back and field ambulances took their places. The New Military Cemetery was established in June 1915. It contains 677 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 271 French war graves.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Private F. T. Cordwell, is buried here. The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.



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First image kindly provided by Mark Thompson www.flickr.com/people/dryasadingo. Second image Copyright © Phillip Tardif with all rights reserved as set out in this Use of Material policy. Information and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.