Potijze was within the British lines during practically the whole of the 1914-1918 War. The Chateau contained an Advance Dressing Station; but it was subject to incessant shell fire and very little remains of it. Potijze Chateau Lawn Cemetery was used from May to December, 1915, and from July, 1917, to October, 1918.
There are now over 200, 1914-18 war casualties commemorated in this site. Of these, nearly 30 are unidentified and a headstone has been erected to commemorate one British soldier who is believed to be buried among them. The Grounds and Lawn Cemeteries are treated as one for constructional purposes and cover an area of 3,985 square metres. They are enclosed by a brick wall.
Burials (Commonwealth War Graves Commission):
- United Kingdom: 191
- Canada: 22
- Australia: 4
- South Africa: 9
- Total Commonwealth: 226
- Other Nationalities: 3