Chester Farm was the name given to a farm about 800 metres South of Blauwepoort Farm, on the road from Zillebeke to Voormezeele. The cemetery was begun in March, 1915, and used (by troops in the front line) until November, 1917. It is remarkable for the grouping of graves by battalions, which was carried out even during periods of several months; in particular, 92 officers and men of the 2nd Manchesters, who fell in April-July, 1915, are buried in Plot I, and 72 of the London Regiment in different parts of the Cemetery.
There are now over 400, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Five soldiers from the United Kingdom and one from Canada are commemorated as buried, or believed to be buried, in the cemetery, though the graves cannot be found. The cemetery covers an area of 3,045 square metres and is enclosed by a wall.
Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
- United Kingdom: 311
- Canada: 88
- Australia: 21
- Total Commonwealth: 420
- Other Nationalities: 4