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Voormezeele Enclosures No.1 and No.2




The Voormezeele Enclosures (at one time, there were a total of four, but now reduced to three) were originally regimental groups of graves, begun very early in the First World War and gradually increased until the village and the cemeteries were captured by the Germans after very heavy fighting on 29 April 1918. No.1 and No.2 are now treated as a single cemetery. There are now 593 Commonwealth servicemen of the First World War buried or commemorated here. Some 40 of the burials are unidentified and 19 graves destroyed by shell fire are represented by special memorials. Other special memorials record the names of two casualties buried in Enclosure No.4 whose graves were also destroyed.

One man of the North Irish Horse, Lieutenant William Shields, is buried here.The location of his grave is shown on the CWGC cemetery plan below.


Voormezeele 2


Information, image and cemetery plan sourced from Commonwealth War Graves Commission www.cwgc.org.