Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension
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  • Photo: Tourist office Heuvelland
  • Photo: Tourist office Heuvelland
Practical info
From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J.Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M.Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the cemetery is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church, lies the cemetery.
Dikkebus, Ieper
Ground - aerial
GPS-Reference R5564 - Dickebusch New Military Cemetery Extension
DMSX N 50°49'04.9'' - E002°49'54.3''
DMX N 50°49.081' - E002°49.904'
D N 50.818015° - E002.831741°
UTM 31U E 488147 N 5629601
GOOGLE EARTH 50 49.081 N, 002 49.904 E
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The New Military Cemetery was begun in February 1915 and was used until May 1917 by fighting units and field ambulances, with a few further burials taking place in March and April 1918. The Extension was used from May 1917 to January 1918.

The New Military Cemetery contains 624 First World War burials, the Extension 547. The site was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
  • United Kingdom: 520
  • Canada: 2
  • Australia: 24
  • South Africa: 1
  • Total Commonwealth: 547
  • Other Nationalities: 1