From June to November, 1917 the British XV Corps held the front from the sea to St. Georges; the 24th and 39th Casualty Clearing Stations were posted at Oosthoek (between Adinkerke and Furnes) from July to November, and the 1st Canadian Casualty Clearing Station at Adinkerke for a short time in June. Adinkerke Military Cemtery was used during the presence of the XV Corps in the area, and at intervals until 1919; a French extension to the West was made in 1918, but the 104 French graves have been removed. The majority of the Second World War graves relate to the retreat to Dunkirk of May 1940. There are now 168 Commonwealth burials of the 1914-18 war. There are 55 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-45 war commemorated in this site, 5 of which are unidentified. 2 British soldiers are commemorated by special memorials bearing the inscription "Buried near this spot". There are also 142 Foreign Nationals buried in this site The Cemetery covers an area of 1,144 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.
Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
- United Kingdom: 159 (WW I) - 54 (WW II)
- Canada: 2 (WW I)
- Australia: 5 (WW I - 1 WW II)
- Other Commonwealth: 2 (WW I)
- Total Commonwealth: 168 (WW I) - 55 (WW II)
- Other Nationalities: 102 (WW I) - 40 (WW II)